I fly with my own wings except that my wings belong to tiny things that settle in a place on a body of such beauty which dares to hold the fragments of dreams and wishes. The brave ones. The ones that were released upon tiny messengers and found their way into the heavens. If eternity exists in the metamorphosis of two moments, in silent whisper, upon each fragment of each wing, in reflection of colour and depth, lie the gentle wishes of you and me. Thousands of gossamer messages carried upon thousands of gossamer wings, landing upon a body of such beauty and beneath the nakedness of desire and dreams, thousands of moments like tiny sparkles of colours, rain down. Alis volat propris except that my wings belong to tiny things that settle in a place on a body of such beauty which dares to hold the fragments of dreams and wishes. The brave ones.
Alis volat propris is a durational performance by Predrag Pajdic with Nathan Hanford. Over several hours, the vibrant wings of 300 butterflies are meticulously attached to a naked male body which rests on a white table. As the representative transformation into a new being, covered in delicate wings is completed, ‘the messenger’ is personified; each wing carrying the network of all human memory and desire. Audience members are invited one by one to whisper a wish into his ear before he leaves with the release of live butterflies.
5 January 2012 from 7 – 11pm, WE*DO Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
3 March 2012 from 5 – 10pm, Wrong Weather Gallery, Porto, Portugal