‘Monuments Funéraires’ – 2018. Tree truncs, cast pigmented rubber. Proportions each cast element; 37,5 x 15 x 30 cm.
When the primordial sound of life – from which all natural order is nothing but an extension and infinite differentiation – is forgotten and no longer heared, life will find itself very quickly on the slope of global destruction. The Aum of the Hindu tradition, identical to the Word in Genesis, is not merely poetical myth but the one and only real sustain of life, within every split of a second. Francis Bacon, in service of His Majesty King Jacob I, wasn’t only involved in the heretic hunt mainly after women, but also spoke about ‘chasing Nature’. According to him the earth had to be ‘enslaved’, her secrets unravelled by ‘means of torture’. Isn’t this but exactly a preface to what is happening right now?
I am not talking about rising sea-levels nor global warming, because there isn’t such a thing, despite what the media tell us almost every day. Most of the things we believe we believe because we’ve heard them affirmed. However, temperatures were considerably higher during the middle-ages, and permafrost masses have increased during the last decades. Climate extremes however and huge planetary changes can be found throughout the entire solar system, including the sun – according to NASA – sustaining the assumption we are indeed entering another cosmic ‘season’ (yuga). The electric universe is not empty and it’s ‘space weather’ has a tremendous influence on the sun, the earth and so on; we ourselves are but bio electromagnetic fields in motion.
Trees on earth and phytoplankton in the oceans need CO2 in order to live, counter wise we need their oxygen. The quantity of CO2 we produce is insignificant in terms of the natural circulation between air, water and soil. Why is the necessity for a global eco-tax continuously being repeated and enforced, as if to blame the people for something they didn’t do? The devastating environmental effects of the military and industrial complex are often left out of most discourses – the show must go on! Even when the curtain has already fallen? Why do we never hear about the very well existing clean and free-energy solutions? Not to mention the imminent worldwide atmospheric manipulations, from HAARP installations (High Auroral Atmospheric Research Program) up to the euphemistically called weather engineering, blasting illegally barium and aluminium into higher regions of what once used to be ‘free air’…
For my part the Monuments Funéraires can equally be seen as a humble tribute to all indigenous people that managed to live in harmony with the planet throughout many thousands of years – hardly leaving any trace at all…
I tend not to kill trees in order to make sculptures. These leftovers, spread as broken columns across the devastated wasteland exploited for wood industry, served me however as excellent pedestals for the works I made. Or better said; they became a whole new set of sculptures within this forestrial context as combined with the leftovers of wooden trunks.
Trees don’t feel any need to move around, all they want is to grow towards the light. Even without eyes that survey around they know all there is to know and live united with All.