Jacques Derrida writes, 'Man calls himself man only by drawing limits excluding his other: the purity of nature, of animality, primitivism, childhood, madness, divinity.' Derrida refers to Artaud’s drawings as an attack of the ‘subjectile’ in the following words: “Artaud sets fire to it, making holes in the paper here and there with a lighted match. The traces of burning and perforation belong to a work in which it is impossible to distinguish between the subject of the representation and the support of this subject, in the layers of the material, between the upper and the lower, thus between the subject and its outside, the representation and its other. It is really a question of a destruction. And to destroy all these limits that structure representation, other ‘gestures’ have to be found and the secret of other ‘intonations’." (US 88/89) Under these circumstances, the injuries and sufferings of the paper and the pictographic values of his writing/drawing open the site of mysterious forces which are at stake with the 'messages' of these sorts."