“I wandered among the monuments of Rome, looking for inspiration in the scars of the walls, in the attitude of the sculptures, in the strength and balance of the temples.” REMED
Last September, the French artist Guillaume Alby AKA Remed was a guest in our workshop for the first residency of the new season, with the intention of giving life, once again, to a moment of exchange and experimentation on the theme of the possibilities of the screen-printing technique together with 56Fili.
As happens in every residency, the artist arrived in our space bringing with him an aesthetic, cultural, and artistic baggage that was the basis on which to establish a dialogue with the techniques of artisanal reproduction. This dialogue has given rise to a new series of limited edition prints and original works, which we are pleased to present to our public today.
Residency photos by Ornella Mercier
"Danse, Portes & l'Ether" Print series
“I wandered among the monuments of Rome, looking for inspiration in the scars of the walls, in the attitude of the sculptures, in the strength and balance of the temples.
Following my mother’s advice, I went to visit the Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia, which has incredible sculptures and ceramics inside, but also has a large outdoor patio in the center of the u-shaped building. Once I paid the ticket and stepped onto the patio, I was surprised to see seven women in timeless dresses dancing under the sky, like bees around infinity and planets in deep space.
‘Danse, Portes & l’Ether’ is the title that came to mind.
Literally, it means ‘Dance, doors and ether’.
Dance obviously refers to the dance I witnessed.
The doors physically refer to the invisible arches of the museum, but they also conceal a metaphor for the woman, for the muses ( whose etymological meaning is ‘temple’), and refer to the door to infinity, or access to the potential of creation, and its infinite journey of knowledge and discovery.
The term Ether indicates the place and time where the source, or the field of possible realms and realities, becomes accessible, available, or possibly known and then expressed or materialized.
I am convinced that we are planets, or stars, dancing in a universe and at the same time holding universes within them.” REMED