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Gregor Rozanski

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WE HAVE A RIGHT TO GIVE NOTHING AND WE WISH TO SUFFER NOTHING

The title's maxim derives from the 19th century esoteric text, "La Clef des grands mysteries" by Elphias Levi (Alphonse Louis Constant), a French occultist and magician. He attributes these words to the angels who were doomed to eternal damnation and thrown into the hell. Literally, the words come from the translation of the text made by Aliester Crowley: "This is how a lofty and profound poetry explains the fall of the angels. (...) 'We have a right to give nothing, and we wish to suffer nothing' said the spirits, hating love. (...) The fallen angel is then he who, from the beginning, refused to love; he does not love, and that is his whole torture; he does not give, and that is his poverty; he does not suffer, and that is his nothingness; he does not die, and that is his exile." The idea of "fallen angels" has long been rooted in the pop- and counterculture, in relation to all outsiders, excluded groups and so-called "lost generations".

This 12 second soundwork consists of samples (single words) from various songs including the Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack, Psychic TV, Diamanda Galas, Marilyn Manson, Johnny Cash, Sledge Sisters and others