Massimiliano Badiali



Labyrinthism is not only an artistic and literary movement, but it is also a way to conceive the life through the art. Modern man has retreated himself in his inner labyrinth, obstructed by the evil of living, so the art must be a cognitive and therapeutic means which lets the ego to go out from labyrinth. The writer, the poet, the artist and the common man are already dissociated and unresolved "Ulysses", urged by their inner feelings. It is the dejection of  “being here” (Das Ein)  to put the man in a perspective devoid of  physical and possible points of reference, in a stagnant and annular wait, incarnation of a perennially deluded existence, space-time dimensions take to nothing. Solitude and no communication make the modern man monad: in comparison to chronological time or modern production time, the art must address itself to the conscience instant.  

The life is, in fact, a close, annular and memory delirious world, oppressed by a cloture sense  which derivates from the isolation and the ambiguous space perceived as something suffocating where the horizon appears also in the verge of two abysses, one of the external maze (or world), the other of inner labyrinth (or Ego).

The loss of the surface faces the ineluctability of the death, and the chaos and contradiction, impenetrable witness of real.

If the world is an absurd, inform and contradictory magma, because life events are illogical, substantially Labyrinthism Weltaschauung  propose the labyrinth adventure which becomes the story of whom surfaces from his inner abyss and becomes conscious of his unconscious. Only who knows and liberates his unconscious from the labyrinth, leaves his ideological sheepism (this new term means the idea of following the others as load of sheep).   

Who doesn’t stop his life, by adopting masques to exorcise the pain, understands and accepts that the existence is a no sense Gordian knot.   

Discovering the liberation path which leads to the leaving the labyrinth means knowing the path which conducts to the centre which symbolizes the absolute union and Es emancipation. Labyrinthism is a vision of life through the art, which has to liberate the man from his Super-Ego dominance. 

Labyrinthism is a movement  in fieri which waits for poets, writers, painters, artists, musicians, photographs and actors, who express through the art the redemption from the labyrinth.

The art is Ariadne’s thread which permits the flight from the labyrinth.

prof. Massimiliano Badiali

    Massimiliano Badiali, Flight from Labyrinth    
I wander in the bottom of my existence
In search of a sense, of a centre.
But the empty is there…
In a primordial apparent chaos
 In history red scents
Where a dead flowers abyss there is
and memory drunk smells 
In a echo void of voices and of deaf words.
I feel in bottom of my spectral
Past tomes
Bringing back enigmas and existential regrets
But the empty is there…
Absent every rational order
In the obscure delight vineyard
The energy decomposes
No reason
Every instant in eternal tension
The all in nothing.
In the abyss which doesn’t resist
A ray filters
A path opens
And a symbols, images and sounds smell
Rises with the sun rent :
It’s the Art
Consolation supreme synaesthesia
 Salvation ecstatic virtue
Redemption therapeutic light
For the human wandering
In the artificial and existential labyrinth.
And Theseus’ chant is heard
And tightly
  Ariadne’s thread
Is to catch
For climbing the tentacular
And in a conscious new life
Resuscitating in the flight.


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Published on on 12.11.2006.


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