Architecture of appearance
No … imagine a statue covered with a veil, attractive, pleasant … as long as you have not lifted the veil that covers it, you can not know what’s underneath. The only thing you know is the veil. To study the statue covered with a veil is to attribute qualities and characteristics to something you can not know. It’s about becoming aware of the veil, studying it, knowing how to grasp it, how to lift it. For that, you must have a desire – that you do not question, that you do not seek to justify – to raise the veil, and not to admire it or to enjoy it. This desire that comes before anything else to lift the veil, you experience because you are completely dissatisfied with all that the veil brings you. If you do not feel that desire, it is useless to go further.
… but the revealing discourses, which artificially crisscross our environment and subject us to the yoke of the unanimous, have effects more silently perverse; for while claiming to offer a privileged means of access to reality, they cover it and irremediably separate us from it.
… in front of the exposure of the lie which reduces the universe to its counterfeit, the weapon of the art is the fiction. Because art has the honesty of being a fiction that gives itself as such, it has the power to denounce all those who try to pretend to be true.