Carla Bayle, France 2020
The annual exhibition in the artist’ village Carla Bayle in France did take place quietly december 2020. Many artists from all over exhibited their miniatures of 10 x 10 cm, most of them specifically made for this occasion. The exhibition lasted until the end of January 2021. Unfortunately there was no festive opening, but I enjoyed participating with a series of nine, titled: The Dream
The series is illustrated with a poem by Marco Nijmeijer (the Netherlands)
Climbing down along morning curtains
Your thoughts escaping … jumping
The floor will catch them, toss them back
… into your head
and there they’ll land
From heaven’s hand
Through the bottom of your mind
Who’s tilting the horizon now?
A vintage photograph is cut and pasted on a watercolour in a completely different composition. As in a dream where one recognizes the various parts but does not quite know how they are connected to one another.
Did the photographs perhaps never show the real world ? Did they perhaps just capture our hopes and wishes ?