No, the title above doesn’t refer to me. I’m stupefyingly optimistic, but that’s another story. L’Optimist Idioteque in question is none other than Alexandro Jodorowski, one of the most unique figures in the contemporary avant-garde scene. In an interview for arthur magazine he not only describes himself as “idiotically optimist” but he takes us down a rabbit hole, memory lane tour of his life that begins with a wresting of the avant-garde torch from Andre Breton and company. A must read for anyone in need of an inspiration shake-down. Abandon all hope of normalcy ye who enter: in the center of the horror of the civilization is the happiness to be alive