«…It is impossible to exaggerate the tragicomic oppositions indicated in the course of this death drama, endlessly played out between earth and sky, and it is evident that one can only paraphrase this laughable duel by introducing, not as a sentence, but more precisely as an ink stain, this nauseating banality: love smells like death. It seems, in fact, that desire has nothing to do with ideal beauty, or, more precisely, that it only arises in order to stain and wither the beauty that for many sad and well-ordered personalities is only a limit, acategorical imperative. The most admirable flower would not be represented, following the verbiage of the old poets, as the faded expression of an angelic ideal, but, on the contrary, as a filthy and glaring sacrilege…»
Bataille George, “Le langage des fleurs”
The flo.39:Ba_dif is a collaborative project by Nikol Bairaktari & George Moraitis.
(Beton 7, Athens, Greece, 2014).
“V_IDEAS, PERFORMANCES”, curated by D. Agrafiwtis, R. Kliari, A. Pasias.