Friday, April 14, 2017


Lohbado rode up Mount Royal again in Montreal. He sat on the belvedere for a while and read a passage about repetition in Presentation de Sacher-Masoch: le froid et le cruel by Gilles Deleuze. Repetition involves excitation of body cells. Lohbado's molecules felt good, a real peak experience on the mountain, more like a rock hill, old and friendly. Heartbeat, breath, digestion manifest repetition. Deleuze's words hit the mark: "Sous les tam-tams sadique et masochiste, il'y a bien la repetition comme puissance terrible."1 (Under the sadistic and masochistic tam tams, repetition is there as a powerful force.). In other words, repetition unchained becomes an ideal in its own right, independent of the pleasure to come.

Next time someone accuses Lohbado of taking the same old pictures or telling a story he already told, he could cite the writings of Deleuze, with regards to repetition.

1 page 104. Presentation de Sacher-Masoch: le froid et le cruel. Gilles Deleuze. Editions de Minuit: Paris. 1967.

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