By Lydia Lunch
“Paradoxia unearths that Lunch is at her top while she’s at her worst . . . [and] supplies voice to her occasionally frightening, usually humorous, continuously canny, by no means sentimental siren song."—Barbara Kruger, Artforum
Lydia Lunch relays in photo aspect the real psychic repercussions of sexual misadventure. From long island to London to New Orleans, Paradoxia is an uncensored, novelized account of 1 woman’s attack on men.
Lydia Lunch was once the first instigator of the No Wave flow and the point of interest of the Cinema of Transgression. A musician, author, and photographer, she exposes the darkish underbelly of ardour confronting the lusty demons whose fight for strength and keep an eye on without end stalk the outer edge of our collective obsessions.
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Lydia Lunch was once the first instigator of the No Wave move and the point of interest of the Cinema of Transgression. A musician, author, and photographer, she exposes the darkish underbelly of ardour confronting the lusty demons whose fight for energy and regulate without end stalk the outer edge of our collective obsessions.
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I sat bolt upright in bed and cried, “What? Why are you going to …” And then I stopped. There could be only one reason they were going to sell my car. There was going to be no surgery to restore my sight. This was it. This was the nub around which everyone had been circling. Now I knew. Slowly, I sat back in bed. I heard absolutely nothing else that was said in the room that night. This darkness, this total absence of light, had become my reality. And not just my reality until they could do some kind of surgery, oh no.
Knight Commander gracefully vaulted the fence. By now the hunt was ahead of me. Leaning forward, I gave Knight Commander his head. He could run; he could run fast. The trees flashed by, and I caught up with the rest of the field. That hunt was a long one. The fox outsmarted the hounds over and over again, and there were long periods of time when we had to stand still and wait for the hounds to pick up the scent. Then we’d be off again. Over the course of the day, I followed the same routine of hanging back to give Knight Commander room for the next fence.
Learning braille had become a comfortable task. I looked forward to each day when I knew I would sit down with my braille book and spend several hours working through the new characters. Working on braille was an activity in which I found real purpose. My days began to take on some structure. I began to shed those feelings of hopelessness and pointlessness. 07 | living again IT WAS DURING THIS SAME THIRD LESSON THAT I ASKED VERA about her cane and her use of the cane. “My vocational rehab counselor told me that I’d need to have an orientation and mobility specialist to teach me how to use a cane,” I began.
Paradoxia: A Predator's Diary by Lydia Lunch