Editorial correspondence with Remi Markowitsch
{artist, Berlin}

Dear Rémy, I'm sorry we didn't get in touch in Berlin. I'm now in Linz working on the project I mentioned at our meeting. I was in Prague for two days and came by some absinth there. I really believe that the Ecole de Paris couldn't have existed without the experiences provided by this wonderful drink. This period is summed up in a work byPicasso called something like "Woman savouring absinth". It would be interesting to find some evidence in literature (something like what you did - if I understood you correctly - with "meat"). The drink is deep blue in colour (Yves Klein) and has a 70 percent alcohol content. There is a certain ritual for drinking it. I would do so in surroundings with French paintings, at least copies.
I would be very interested - if you find it crazy enough - to develop this subject (delirium): how quality (instead of quantity as F.Kittler wrote about storage capacity - speaking for instance about "meat" and not about the amount of it) of `information' affects our creativity, art history and things like that.
All the best,
Alexander


Dear Alex IĄm not sure if we had an appointment and if I forgot it!(?)
I canĄt say that alcohol was the reason - quantity-wise it may have been too much art and too many wishes from too many people. It's one of those hysterical times where the family of art is into petting...(delirium): in German art in the eighties this may, you know, be Mr. Hetzler's "program of insults"for his young lads like Förg. Wolfgang Max Faust wrote about it ("The artist as an exemplary alcoholic") and I think that behind the "Nazi-Slogan Actions", polytoxic brains, addiction behind mindless petit-bourgeois PR strategies cloud people's minds.
Initial form of addiction. So it's not only a quality - quantity phenomenon: if you eat evil - meat and alcohol follow, then maybe nicotine & thc will help to close die blood vessels. But after meat -very condensed as meat sauce, made from virgins and crunchy young men (de Sade)- you are heavy and tired - so coke will help for sure.

LSD - A.Hofmann made the acid test with different animals and the cross spider made an absolutely perfect net.
-LSD and flies -maybe the perfect cocktail for creativity.
-So dear Alex, I wish you a pleasant late autumn in Linz and I hope to see you soon.

Me too: to finish with, here is a quotation (genuine or not) about Jean-Paul Sartre's endeavours in cookery:

"Still working on the omelet. There have been stumbling blocks. I keep creating omelets one after another, like soldiers marching into the sea, but each one seems empty, hollow, like stone. I want to create an omelet that expresses the meaninglessness of existence, and instead they taste like cheese. I look at them on the plate, but they do not look back. Tried eating them with the lights off. It did not help. Malraux suggested paprika."
Best regards Rémy