Where Do We Go?

“When we go out of our mind, where do we go?”
Nicci Gerrard, “Words Fail Us: Dementia and the Arts,” The Observer 19 July 2015


Unexpressing the Expressible

Roland Barthes, Critical Essays (1964; 1972 in English)

We often hear it said that it is the task of art to express the inexpressible; it is the contrary which must be said (with no intention of paradox): the whole task of art is to unexpress the expressible, to kidnap from the world’s language, which is the poor and powerful language of the passions, another speech, an exact speech.