LC - LB - LV, 2020, rhombuses in wood, glass, ceramics, 20x40 cm each
Our land is an immanent island framed by the sea. On the waves, conscious of our common destiny, we are standing together at the bow of a ship set out on a reconnaissance mission. The spaces traced by our pencil strokes compose superimposed realities.
One reality unites us all: an insular land surrounded by infinite foam. This land we walk on, inhabit, describe, draw, photograph, measure, takes shape within us and is defined by all the events we share, experience, archive. We state that our intuitions emerge in the tangible world to unite with it and to form one same entity. As we create, we inflect the spacetime continuum, from our inner realities towards external dynamics.
We must reconnoiter this land we live on, starting by accepting “ the absolute non-reponse”, that is to say, “the infinite without a path”.
Recognizing each other’s perspectives defines new terms towards creating a language that will bring us together around current issues, reflections and collective artworks. In 1978, Nelson Goodman already wrote that taking “water from scattered places” wasn’t enough, “rather, we must coordinate the samples”.
At last, we must reaffirm the idea of unity and abolish any opposition between what we call reality and ourselves. The world is not finite, it cannot be. Time is circular, and as a waterspouts suck up the sky to throw it into the ocean, past continually rushes towards future in a permanent to-and-fro. From ancestral times to the present day, our earth, like any work of art, continually recreates itself. We propose to acknowledge that every thought emits a new world, to recognize art as a means of rediscovery and as a driving force. To recognize, also that our earth exists independently of Humankind, and that if it exists independently, to affirm that it does not confront us. We have the opportunity to reinvent our relationship to the world by rethinking and re-founding our creative acts, towards an art that extends its own definition and creates new space-times.
We ought to save the world’s soul, by preserving it in our memories, worlds in themselves. We are in perpetual motion, in permanent reinvention. Subjected to climate change just as we are to multiple intuitions.
Recognition means finding new ways of apprehending reality, new ways of being present in the face of an imminent future. In order to retain what must be retained and to let the sea wash away what must not be pursued, we must go beyond our finitudes, raise anchor, cast off and sail towards a collective destiny. Recognition is the intuition that there remains places to discover, thoughts to build, explorations to undertake, together.
 Simon Hantai
 Pablo Neruda
 Nelson Goodman
written for Recognition, PAN.Publication d'art non linéaire second edition
No man is an island entire of itself, February 2020, series of 20 photographies, 13x8 cm each, edition of 5 + 1ea