While I was performing onstage, an aneurysm ruptured in my brain, and when I woke up from my emergency neurosurgery, I had acquired a neurological condition called “aphasia.” At 27, I’d largely lost my abilities to speak, read, and write.
We imagine God as an anthropomorphic craftsman such as a sculptor or a potter that at one time decided to create the world as an artifact only to then sit back and admire it in its finitude while eating Cool Ranch Doritos and watching us screw it up. What if instead we were to imagine God not so much as the creator but as the act of creating?
I say play your own way. Don’t play what the public wants. Play what you want and let the public pick up on what you are doing, even if it takes them fifteen or twenty years. – Thelonious Monk [photo of Monk on previous page by Georges Galmiche]
AARON McCONOMY is a multidisciplinary Canadian artist raised in the natural surroundings of Alberta. He studied Fine Arts at Simon Fraser University before going on to study photography at Dawson College. His diverse works – which have been extensively shown in Montreal, Toronto and LA – are concerned with poetic connections between ideas around nature, power, […]
A Conversation with Jerry Hyde. Hosted by Melissa Unger. from Seymour Projects on Vimeo. Last Monday October 12th, 2015 at the SEYMOUR+ space in Paris, we hosted a discussion with Jerry Hyde. Jerry defies categorization – psychotherapist, coach, guide, mentor. His most apt calling card would likely read Psycho-Therapeutic Shamanic Coaching Guru. He’s trained in Tantra, been buried […]
The Final Words Project is a fascinating and powerful exploration into the nature of consciousness after death as well as the linguistic patterns that can be found in the language of the dying. Founded by LISA SMARTT and RAYMOND MOODY in 2014, this intriguing project collects stories and transcripts of final conversations at end of life. At Seymour we […]
PIERRE CARREAU is a French photographer and water-sports enthusiast. In 2004 he moved with his family to the Caribbean island of St. Barthélemy and has since been immersed in the subtle variations of light from the tropical sun and the endlessly changing soul of the sea. These subjects are the focus of his project, AquaViva: a […]
‘K… R…’ said the nursemaid, and Septimus heard her say ‘Kay Arr’ close to his ear, deeply, softly, like a mellow organ, but with a roughness in her voice like a grasshopper’s, which rasped his spine deliciously and sent running up into his brain waves of sound which, concussing, broke. A marvellous discovery indeed […]
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, MANUEL LARRALDE moved to London to study Fine Art at the City & Guilds of London Art School. His experimentation with colours and ideas of the past has culminated in his latest collection: a series of stunning large-scale monochromatic paintings depicting interior retrospective scenes that one could literally step into. In this […]