‘Part of me always felt like an outsider. There is no place where I feel safe, at home. But that also means I can go anywhere. I am already outside the comfort zone.’ Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui I can relate to this statement of being outside the comfort zone being my comfort zone. My longing of home is … More Home is the comfort zone
We often think of people when we speak of identity. Places and spaces also have an identity. Mountains for example. Within the Atlas mountain range, there is a vast array of “identities” and feelings of spaces. All of us have probably experienced arriving in a place and “not feeling it” not connecting to it without … More A place has an Identity
I put my yellow’s on Went for a wander The wind wispers Ahead, straight on! I didnt see anybody But Humanity In a struggle A puzzle A muzzle. Talk to me Sing to me Lead me Inspire me Surprise me Don’t hurt me.
They say that our memories are the architecture of our identities. Some foundations are laid out without our control. We can decide to reshape, redesign, re- model as we grow older. Memories are this interesting expansive place where faded and vivid images, emotions, sensations can be revived, relived, they come rushing sometimes unannounced, at times welcomed, at others less. They … More Identities
The urban space – I like to tame it. It is best done through wandering or cycling, this gives a more human scale feel and a geographical perception than motorised transport. The sounds, the scents, the architecture, the layout, the flow (or not) are all part of the morphology of a city, a body in which we are … More The urban space
We often speak of the dichotomy between mind and body and the many cliché and less cliché paradigmes. From the healthy mind healthy body – the body doesn’t lie – a wild mind stuck in a body – it’s all in the mind, to the taboos imposed on the body ( mostly the female one) … More Puppets
Tattoos are a permanent etching on the skin – like a scar or a line – even if nowadays we can remove most things ‘inconvenient’ ( not without some kind of trace). Today’s ‘modern’ society is one of impernamence – throw away – disposable. Most things are fleeting – the time mostly and interactions with everything. … More What was the question?
« Ce que l’on conçoit bien s’énonce clairement, Et les mots pour le dire arrivent aisément. Hâtez-vous lentement, et sans perdre courage, Vingt fois sur le métier remettez votre ouvrage, Polissez-le sans cesse, et le repolissez, Ajoutez quelquefois, et souvent effacez. » (Boileau, Art poétique) I started to realise how home and identity are intrinsically … More For the love of language part 2
An artist’s work is about attitude and process – it should not be separated from their life. There is no life /work balance. It’s all one and the same – an artist life is in itself a work of art – or should be. Perhaps any life as a matter of fact is. Comes in all shapes and … More The art of life or a life of Art
The skin, a shell a sheet, a geography and landscape to discover as much through the touch and running of fingers than through proprioception, and the perception and interaction with the elements, movement physical activities. Emotions and feelings, are non tangible yet oh so palpable we can pick up on them, even from the outside … More The sky, the other ocean, within.