A so divinely violence raises the victim above the monotonous life in which men carry on with their calculated lives. Cruelty can derive from erotism, as well as, eventually the massacre of prisoners may aim cannibalism. The return to animality, the definitive oblivion of limits is inconceivable in war. Thirst for blood, delirious warriors, however, do not massacre mutually [Bataille ]. But this is not a regard to one, but to all crude, rough, bloody and unnecessary battles, given that all wars are stupid. Essay on Cruelty or Mr. Fatzer meets the Queen of Spades begins with the unbearable that generates this violence, which is pure perversion, thirst for power and cruelty. To treat human stupidity and meanness, two characters were selected: The Queen of Spades [Lewis Caroll] and Mr. Fatzer [Bertold Brecht]. The dialog between them can be almost a non-dialog indeed. A tension between the verbally pronounced and the horror is portrayed in the images of massacres without filters. What is this place? – asks our character. It is a flesh trade – answers the other one. In the logic of war, of the battlefields, we bump into great misery in these times of scarcity – absolute misery deriving from the poverty of spirit, to whom there is no solution. The thirst of power reigns and this fight has no winner. Everyone loses.
2006 _ ON-OFF, ARTIFICIAL EMOTION 3.0, ITAÚ CULTURAL INSTITUTE, SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL
music: WILSON SUKORSKI _ electronics, teremin, bass, guitar, harp
voice: PAULA PRETTA
photos: GIACOMO FAVRETTO