Questo libro è il mio piccolo contributo alla Siria.

“The optical delusion of our consciousness ” è composto da una sequenza di immagini  – olio su cartoncino nero – accompagnate da un testo di Albert Einstein. Il testo è scritto a mano su carta cerata. Le strisce di carta sono sormontate da fili cuciti a mano che ingabbiano il testo.

Le immagini documentano il drammatico spegnimento delle luci sul suolo Siriano dovute alla guerra e alla conseguente distruzione di tutte le cose. Le immagini sembrano rappresentare una costellazione e solo nell’ultima pagina viene svelato il loro significato. 

This book is my small contribution to Syria. “The optical delusion of our consciousness” is composed of a sequence of images -oil on black paper- accompanied by a text by Albert Einstein. The text is handwritten on waxed paper. The paper strips are topped with hand-sewn threads than encase the text. The images document the dramatic lights out on Syrian soil due the war and the consequent destruction of all things. The images seem to represent a constellation  and only the last page is unveiled their meaning.

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

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