ANOTHER ATROCITY

 

"Go, No-Go Detector. " Psychotic patients showed a preference for facial and neck wounds. For the first time, as he wandered along the embankment, one of the aircraft had landed. He had come to this apartment in order to solve her suicide. Why on earth had he followed her? They plunged towards the underpass, the huge fans of the Sikorsky sliding through the air like the wings of a crippled archangel. In many cases the subject remained unaware of the discharge of semen across the polished paintwork and complained to his spouse about birds.

Speed-King. Karen Novotny moved towards him, her white skirt lifted by the cold air. Above all, the multi-storey car park was a model for her rape. For Tallis, this period in the apartment was a time of increasing fragmentation. Before stepping into the overheated, sunlight on the roof he nursed the bruise on his left ankle. Slow-motion cine-films of campaign speeches exercised a marked erotic effect upon an audience of spastic children. Catherine Austin snapped shut the roller blind.

"Unidentified Radio-source, Cassiopeia." Among the thousands of cars in the parking lot she could see the white Pontiac. Meanwhile Talbert strolled in the centre of the maze, oblivious of the crowd below, calmly waiting to see if the young woman could break the code of this immense body. These erotic films, over which presided the mutilated figure of Ralph Nader, were screened above Dr Nathan's head as he moved along the lines of crashed cars. These transits contained an image of the geometry assembling itself in the musculature of the young woman, in their postures during intercourse, in the angles between the walls of the apartment. 'This motorcade,' Dr Nathan explained, 'we may interpret as a huge environmental tableau, a mobile psycho-drama which recapitulates the Apollo disaster in terms of both Dealey Plaza and the experimental car crashes examined so obsessively by Nader. Overhead the glass curtain-walls of the apartment block presided over this first interval of neural calm.