Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
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Collage by Jindřich Štyrský for Vítězslav Nezval’s Sexual Nocturne, 1931
Francesca Woodman, Angel Series, Rome, 1977-78
Hubert Grooteclaes - Visage Féminin et branche
A suicide is always, for those close to the deceased, a tragic and agonising event; but when it is accomplished by the means of jam, one cannot be less than terrified. Never would I have believed that your sister could resolve to die embedded in a vat of jam! And yet, all those unlucky enough to befriend her knew of her most morbid attraction to jam, even in jars. Do you remember how she could not contain herself when she saw it with desserts, how she had to caress it before even serving herself? Numerous incidents of this nature should have aroused our suspicions; but, blind that we were, we never understood their profound significance. Nonetheless, I shiver at the thought of how her last moments must have been.
Please believe me that I share your pain and approve of your descision to banish jam from your life. This is a healthy reaction and I can only commend it from the bottom of my heart. It demonstrates both your determination, and your courage in overcoming pain as well as your instinct for self-preservation. I am truly glad, that without jam, you do not, indeed, risk letting yourself be compelled to follow the example of your sister.
Benjamin Péret From the Honorable Minister of Delicate Instruments (an example of automatic writing from Surrealist Games)
© Victor Ivanovski, Boudoir Stories
Codie Young in Vogue Turkey March 2012 by Sarah Moon
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