Henri Michaux: With Mescaline And On White

Henri Michaux, 1961, Untitled (detail), chinese ink drawing on paper

And

white

appears. Absolute

white.

White

beyond all

whiteness.

White

of the coming of the

White.

White

without compromise, through exclusion, through total eradication of

non-white.

Insane, enraged

white,

screaming with

whiteness.

Fanatical, furious, riddling the retina. Horrible electric

white,

implacable, murderous.

White

in bursts of 

white.



-Henri Michaux, "With Mescaline", 1956

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