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Subtle Bodies: A Fantasia on Voice, History and Rene Crevel

It is Paris, 1935, and the poet Rene Crevel has turned on the gas stove in his apartment. As death fills the rooms, Crevel dwells on past events that changed his life and ended the peace among the Surrealists. Years earlier, Crevel enacted seances for Andre Breton and his guests. At first, these performances were fraudulent, but soon Crevel found himself overcome with lapses in memory and time. Portents made during the seances came to pass as Breton’s friends fell under a morbid influence. While in a trance, Crevel felt his sense of self expand to new levels, subtle bodies of consciousness. Beings he named Interlocuters began to whisper to him of other worlds, other times. What at first feels like a revelation soon brings Crevel to the depths of despair.

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