"(...) we are therefore going to find out how the soul can move forward at an always equal and easy pace, smile to itself, observe happily his own achievements; how, without interrupting the joy she derives from it, she can remain in this state of calm and knowing neither highs nor lows: that will be tranquility. Let’s find a general rule to achieve this state: from this universal remedy, you will take the part you wish. "
Seneca - The tranquility of the soul (1 century A.D.)
EQUANIMITY is a photographic work, in the form of an installation (1) and edition (2)
A series of 10 photographs, taken along the Rulles River in Belgium.
EQUANIMITY is a long silence, a rustling of wings without birds, a caress of the body,
a keening of the senses, a breath on the horizon.
My intention is to create a huge harmonic poem, like an infinite sentence.
"(...) in this in-depth contemplation, the subject also becomes aware of it’s intimacy (...)
this contemplation is therefore not an immediate Einfühlung, a merger without restraint.
Rather, it is a prospect of deepening for the world and for ourselves. "
Gaston Bachelard - Water and Dreams (1942).