"Erasure is never merely a matter of making things disappear: there is always some detritus strewn about in the aftermath, some bruising to the surface from which word or image has been removed, some reminder of the violence done to make the world look new again. Whether rubbed away, crossed out or reinscribed, the rejected entity has a habit of returning, ghostlike: if only in the marks that usurp its place and attest to its passing."
Brian Dillon, The Revelation of Erasure, Tate Etc. Issue 8, 2006
“What the eyes had seen could not be erased.”
Frank Herbert, Dune Messiah, 1987