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WHAT ARE YOU DOING AFTER THE ORGY?

Obscenity, were there such, would be such that no one, not even at the very core of the self, could escape it.

The secret, were there such, would be such that no one, not even its safekeeper, could betray it.

Assume for a moment the task of imagining a fanlike formation, a round of figures, of situations, unconnected and, if possible, without overt sexual connotation. Then gather these points of reference the way children play cat’s cradle, that you may observe the enigmatic and modern shape of obscenity as it emerges. It is a shape much vaster than the one already familiar to us; it is, quite simply, the prostitution of an illusion, the metaphor in a state of collapse; it double-checks all truths and blackmails all that is visible. Our obscenity is no longer the hidden, filthy mien of that which can be seen, it is the abjection of the visible. Stupidity, foolishness, insanity, violence––these

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