Bataille, Tears of Eros and death by a thousand cuts.
Slow slicing (simplified Chinese: 凌迟; traditional Chinese: 凌遲; pinyin: língchí; Wade–Giles: ling-ch'ih, alternately transliterated ling chi or leng t'che), also translated as the slow process, the lingering death, anddeath by a thousand cuts (simplified Chinese: 杀千刀; traditional Chinese: 殺千刀) or “千刀万剐”, was a form of torture and execution used in China from roughly AD 900 until it was banned in 1905. In this form of execution, a knife was used to methodically remove portions of the body over an extended period of time, eventually leading to death.
I looked for an image knowing I didn't want it.
I will never unknow this image.
It's not just that someone did this to another person. People did this to people in public for a thousand years. Because is was only banned in 1905 there appear to be some photographs.
The discussion of this is problematic. Wreaks dinner parties. Leaves nothing to be said.
Given the difficulty of direct language, could art create a visual (or audio) representation that can somehow embody the feeling to allow for the start of an exchange?