WRITE TO SUSTAIN. Info Man 2 Leszek Brogowski’s article consists of two parts. The first describes briefly the writing by artists published in Éditions Incertain Sens, a French publishing house specializing in books by artists. Although the art of the twentieth century might seem more and more abstract, elitist and remote from everyday affairs, artists in various ways tried to bring it close to life. These efforts are worthy of our attention because they are often an expression of the concept of art being a guardian of life: art as a kind of existential discipline presented in the form of literature, and thus the books. The next part of the article is devoted to the six artists: Laurent Marissal, Bruno Di Rosa, Lefevre Jean Claude, Erik Watier, Hubert Renard, Pascal Le Coq. The title of each section is a quote taken from statements by artists published in different texts. The play, which often saves our lives. I just finished „Pinxit III” (Laurent Marissal, e-mail). With this daily practice, I know that I exist (Bruno Di Rosa in conversation). Constant dithering what preoccupies us, and then – perhaps – depends a person (Lefevre Jean Claude, in one of his texts). Write it ourselves – an American artist and the founder of the Antinomian Press publishing house – tells the story of contemporary art, Ben Kinmont (excerpt about Eric Watier). I write that name, which tell us that it is ours (quote from James Joyce’s Ulysses as the title of a piece on Hubert Renard). Various statements about the double meaning (quoted from Freud as the title of a fragment on Pascal Le Coq). The conclusions of the first part of the article emphasize the relationship between writing practices of artists and the conviction (closer to pragmatism than structuralism, which dominated from the 1960’s to the 980’s) that linguistic practices are directly connected with daily operations and activities; the goal of this article is to analyze the function of language, which links artistic practices.