Aymeric Ebrard "A wind of change"
ANOTHER LETTER TO A FRIEND
My dear friend,
Yesterday I was strolling in the unexpected places facing people and objects that are unfamiliar for me. I was on a trip with a stranger. Sometimes we were passing places I knew before, but my partner showed me different paths to them – looking at the same from other perspectives it looks differently. It is like revealing parts of me that have not been discovered yet. Of course, it is a challenge to leave safe state of awareness and sometimes I feel insecurity, vulnerability, but I am looking forward for what will happen next. I am still on the way.
Should I ask where you are now, and whether you are comfortable?
I don‘t know if you have read it, but in her „Letter to a Friend“ Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev tells a story which she has found on the internet. It is a story about the establishment of the world: “there was a large gray cloud and it was raining and there was thunder and lightning. The cloud hit the tops of tall trees. The next day, after the storm, on the tops of those trees, eagles – or were they maybe falcons? – were perched. One bird spread its wings and flew to the ground, where it turned into a person. Others followed, and so people were born. Over time, they forgot their lives as birds, but those who do remember them know that wings have two sides – if they had only one side, they could not fly. On one side is the mind (intellect), the body (movement), and the soul (emotion). When these three are balanced, a person is balanced as an individual. On the other side of the wing, there are three other elements: society (praxis: politics and the judiciary), process (the course of a person‘s life), and ceremony (the dance together), and when these three are balanced, then a person is in balance with others. When the two sides of their wings are also in balance, the eagles fly. But the curious thing is that they never worry about all that. They just fly“.
Thereafter in the road I was thinking a lot about the story, also about the flight itself, equilibrium and the moment of unthinking. Because sometimes I have a feeling of aspiration to be aware of everything around, to find right boxes for right things and to put a lid on it. But you know, in our way we passed a man who was playing with objects as a juggler. Things were flying in the air as if they were birds.
Have you ever faced that?
Old vinyl, fruits, figurine and found bird. Yesterday in the forest passing through the former Soviet stadium with him we were speaking of how we should imagine the world. And imagining something is in a way creating it. Isn’t it? Now I am looking at the set of objects Aymeric showed me and a flag in the evening breeze is slightly moving. Can you feel the blowing?
Hope to see you soon,
On the 9th August (Thursday), 2012 at 6 p.m. at KCCC Exhibition Hall (Didžioji Vandens str.2, Klaipėda) will be presented Aymeric Ebrard solo exhibition “A Wind of Change”. Second part of the exhibiton will be opened on 31st August, 2012 at 5 p.m.
Aymeric Ebrard (1977) is a Paris based artist working with various media, mainly installations. A. Ebrard is interested in mythology, archeology, subjective lesser stories which in his oeuvre resonate the mystery, enigma of origins, and uncertainty of real.
A. Ebrard is the winner of the 2012 Villa Medicis Hors les Murs Program of the French Institute (French Ministery of Culture), Grand Price of the 55th Salon de Montrouge (Paris) in 2010. He has shown his work in France (Palais de Tokyo, Musée d’Art Moderne, Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, etc) and internationally: Morocco, Portugal, Russia, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Australia, etc.
Curator: Neringa Bumblienė
Exhibition will take place till 20th September, 2012