Works on paper
A few parchments had been left in a dilapidated house on the edge of Mont Victoire some years ago. I opened a trunk and rescued those that had not rotted away. They will sojourn, for the remainder of the time allotted to this particular field of existence, on this link. Soon after the expedient disposal of the unnatural network, these images will be transferred to my personal hall of records among works I cherish, by other artists some of whom still walk the earth today. I cannot ascertain the identity of the author who may in any case wish to remain anonymous. I detected traces of a signature, and it appeared to say Astorisimus of whom I have never heard; that may be an anagram or an invention.
The works now presented summarize a momentary gaze at a realm that we imagine to be permanent. They offer an occasional humorous glimpse into the psyche of one of its partial dissipating inhabitants. More so, a pervasive irony mixed with a vague sense of forbidding passes through me as I look into the deep layers of the consciousness that once produced these drawings while losing my own sense of presence, lost indeed in the intricate games of light, line, shadows, colour, form and all manners of devices used by the artist in his attempt to invoke his own spirit. Some of the works are mere sketches, yet none fall into the banality of common experience. They seem to sustain a sphere that does no longer fully partake of the world, as we know it, a world that in reality is no more than a phantasm in which souls have to find their way to that which is real and will seek signs within the language of art as well as within the language of the heart.
I therefore, without further ado, let you savour these remnants of an unknown time and place: Adam in the Sleep of Prebiosis; Ancient of Days Giving up the Ghost; Ecclesiastic Thief Running off with the Supposed Philosophical Egg; Phantasms of an Illusory Being, Nativity of Numinon Beyond The World of Falsehood; Mirror-Mary Epiphany; The Twisted Truth of The Immortality Dilemma; Hierosgamos before Separation; Hermes Carrying Wounded Eros on The Draco-Sapienta; Flower-Dance of Forgetfulness; She Does not want to Play this Game; L’apparence de la Viellesse révèle Un Végétal Inchangeable à l’apparence Humaine; Lion-Cow Leading Lost Pilgrims; Three Legends Watching over the Dissolution of the Cosmic Brain-Unexpected call, circa 201… et deux esquisses.
I bid you farewell.
Three Legends Watching over the Dissolution of the Cosmic Brain-Unexpected call, circa 201…
Adam in the Sleep of Prebiosis
Ancient of Days Giving up the Ghost
Ecclesiastic Thief Running off with the Supposed Philosophical Egg
Flower-Dance of Forgetfulness
Hermes Carrying Wounded Eros on The Draco-Sapienta
Hierosgamos before Separation
L’apparence de la Viellesse révèle Un Végétal Inchangeable à l’apparence Humaine
Lion-Cow Leading Lost Pilgrims
Nativity of Numinon Beyond The World of Falsehood
Phantasms of an Illusory Being
She Does not want to Play this Game
The Twisted Truth of The Immortality Dilemma
A trip inside the hour glass…
left behind the mirror a few hundred years ago… somewhere
along a curved path joining a left ear with a right ear…
in the future of my mind.
“A live movement performance exploring the spatiality of breath, cellular forms and permeability. Engaging the shifting contours of the performer, her materiality and navigation of the environment, this solo work will inhabit the space of St Laurence’s Church, excavating fragments of another world with a non verbal, non linear language and presence. Over five hours, this form will generate its inner world in parallel to Huw Morgan’s installation for organ+electronics, Melos III.
The Vertical series was initiated in 2013 by visual artist and designer Moi Tran and movement artist Alexandra Baybutt, with theatre director Ria Samartzi. Joining this iteration is artist Pascal Ancel Bartholdi, documenting the performance in this unique space, built in 1968.
The performance lasts five hours and is free admission – you are encouraged to come and go as you please. At 5.30pm a concert of new music for organ+electronics will follow, given by members of Automtronic (Huw Morgan and Michael Bonaventure)”