'Il y a ainsi, dans chaque homme, un animal enfermé dans une prison, comme un forçat’. In its animal state, man was organized horizontally around the mouth-anus axis. By starting to walk upright, man emerged from this horizontal, biological state and rotated the mouth-anus axis into verticality. Verticality created the high and the low, bassesse, and added the mouth-eye axis of the human face, to the mouth-anus axis of the animal, with which it is contrasted. ‘But to insist, beyond this simple polarity,’ says <strong>Rosalind Krauss</strong>, ‘that at its greatest moments of pleasure or pain, the human mouth's expression is not spiritual, but animal, is to reorganize the orientation of the human structure and conceptually to rotate the axis of loftiness onto the axis of material existence.’ We are all doggies, say D&G.