The Iris Map THOUGHTS

THE PURPLE SPACE

 

Tristan’s Ascension

TRANSCENDENT VERTICALITY
A tall screen occupies a round room. At the bottom of the projected image a man lies still on a stone slab. Droplets of water begin to ascend. They gradually increase in quantity until they become an upward moving waterfall…
4 August 2014

Purple Body

TRANSCENDENT
An angelic whisper floats downwards towards the deep tone of a clarinet
that extends upwards to meet it. I vibrate in the acute verticality they create.
I envision columns of purple light shimmering around me,
suggesting a transcendent architecture…
28 July 2014

Purple Mind

MEANING
‘Where chaos is subdued and the arbitrary averted,
there lies beauty, and it is all around us.’
DANIEL TAMMET…
21 July 2014

Essence of Purple

PURPLE embodies history and the future. It extends you into something larger than yourself, and so gives you a sense of purpose…

History

A VISIT TO A FRIEND
I walk through the arch of the Invalides to visit a friend who is recovering in the military hospital. History seeps towards me from all sides, in this place of kings, soldiers and emperors…
7 July 2014

Myths

A BRIEF ENCOUNTER
‘Paris also has her myths,’ he said to me,
‘though they do not unfold in stories in the way that Greek myths do.
But they are there, as extensions of her history…’
14 July 2014