“I don’t want realism. I want magic! Yes, yes, magic. I try to give that to people.
I do misrepresent things. I don’t tell truths. I tell what ought to be truth.”
[Blanche DuBois from A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams]
When the content, subject and presentation is a story, played not by models but participants in the unfolding of all ages and both genders, it could leave one wondering of the inspiration that lies within each story, each performance. Indeed, how does one unmask the artist’s intention when the story presents beyond post modern? Captive in light, more comfortable in night, but revealed from within the ‘elan vital’, the essence of the soul of each is there to see in the dimensions of interaction of each creature of the night. These stories steal glimpse after glimpse into the sympathetic magic of moments spent, souls bared and the scintilla of heart light that pervades each second, evades normal descriptions and yet has been ensnared through the eye of a camera.
Noetic Corpus: Sojourn of the Soul by Predrag Pajdic
is an ongoing project of mini performances recorded in photography and video.
Images: © Predrag Pajdic, 2011
With: Peter M Adams, Loukas Angelou, Oreet Ashery, Barney Ashton,
Hrafnhildur Benediktsdóttir, Pio Rio Branco, Shaun Carmody,
Mikel Calderon-Revuelta, Nicola Canavan, Jason Eddy, Finn Eighty,
Mathilde Fages, Paul Fages, Roberto Foddai, Nathan Hanford,
Scott Humphreys, Dominic Johnson, John Linssen, Andres Arevalo-Maklouf,
Othon Mataragas, Diago Mariotta Mendez, Darius Meibodi,
Katarina Mootich, Ash Mukherjee, Giada Olivotto, Kira O’Reilly,
Luke Pell, Tom Peters, Erick Soler & Mara Vujic.
Assistants: Matthew-Robert Hughes, Peter M Adams & Marie Tatala