We have been lost in this labyrinth many times in the course of this century. And again, now. In the face of the discomfort of modernity materialized as a lethargic cultural pessimism, we must denounce the loss of moral density of the subjected, with a landscape of banal, uprooted and superficial individuals -true cannon-fodder of consumerism and of the media-, in which the ego cult is raised to the category of a life work.

This labyrinth looks at the experiences, "the ethical values of emotions, of people", of a world that is finished. A moment when there was still the hope of fighting against everything we now see is happening again. This is a new reading that will allow us to "read" its cry with our eyes.

These cries are:

a The gorget worn by the troops of the Third Reich as a badge of identity when patrolling the streets of occupied cities, with the inscription Feldgendarmerie, now replaced by Zyklon 40, the gas used in the death chambers.

b The Manual of Dignity: eight books with black covers and blank pages; with the letter appearing on the spine of each book we make up the name of the poet René Char (1907-1988), a leader in the Resistance.

c Anna Akhmàtova (1889-1966), the Russian poetess, whose two husbands and son were killed by com­munism. She went on writing because poetry absorbs death and because she felt guilty for having survived. Osip Mandelstam (1891-1938), a friend of Akhmàtova who also died in a death campo

d Lay the Table for Freedom: putting the bread and the wine out (René Char).

e The Void, the Intangible: The fact of thinking always concerns objects that are not there. Thinking has to do with the invisible. The metaphor of the wind, the storm of thought. The winds themselves can not be seen, although their effects are there for us, we hear them when they arrive. Thought without rail­ings, "Denken ohne Gelander".