A label based in Berlin DE gardened by Yu Miyashita aka Yaporigami
Q: ― Please tell us how you have started the label, The Collection Artaud which is named after Antonin Artaud.
A: Artaud's To Have Done with the Judgment of God (1947) is one of my favourite texts. I feel Artaud was a person whose inherent congruities and incompatibilities with societal norms always conflicted with inter alia "Society". This left Artaud no option but to confront a world in which drastic-yet-peaceful changes were, and still are, impossible. In a similar vein, I feel strange (social) restraint from Japan - my home country. When I read Artaud, I thought/felt that I was truly a human being with a "body with [properly-functioning] organs". While one could enjoy our capitalism-driven world as if it were a mere game, few noble beings endeavour to reject to possess the insensitivity and disinterestedness required to play such a game. And so I believe it vital for those [so-called "artistic type" of beings] to make ceaseless efforts not to change oneself in accordance with Society. In my reading of Artaud, I feel his writing is one such effort to break or dissociate from social pressure(s). I dedicated the label perhaps as a declaration: TCA is the excavation and re/constitution of Artaud’s beings (with organs) in our modern age. Should the existence of The Collection Artaud somehow proved that an Utopian Garden / Sanctuary can still (certainly) exist, that just might be it.
Proofreading: Benjamin I. J. Mintzer / Last Edited on 17 Dec 2020
Quote: “Life consists of burning up questions.“ - Antonin Artaud