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Interview with Nicolas Surlapierre | MBAA of Besançon | 4 parts
Jean-Pierre Sergent talks with Nicolas Surlapierre, the Museum director, about his mural installation : The Four Pillars of Heaven (80 m2) at the Museum of Fine Arts and Archaeology of Besançon. Filmed on June 30, 2022, cameras Lionel Georges and Christine Chatelet.
"I'm not here to fit into your world! I'm here to protect mine!" Apache proverb
"Since the WW2 war, the culture has kind of fallen apart. All over the world. And the spiritual level too. [...] Today, more than ever, we must safeguard everything that has a link, however tenuous, with the spiritual." The Sealed Time, Andreï Tarkovski
THE COMPOSITE MONUMENTAL WORK (THE CENTER AND THE MARGIN)
LIBERATOR & SALVATOR ART (for the artist and for the public?)
"I have often been called a decadent. I have a very favorable opinion of decadence, as Thomas Mann had for example. I am imbued with this decadence. What has always interested me is the examination of a sick society." Luchino Visconti
BOOK: POLISHING THE MOON AND PLOWING THE CLOUDS, MASTER DÔGEN ZENJI
"But, to understand this clearly, you must have overcome the illusion of past, present and future. Awakening is transcending Awakening; going to the bottom of illusion is transcending illusion and reaching the great Awakening. Either way, you are surrounded either by Awakening or by illusion."
THE PRESENCE OF THE SACRED, THE SAVAGE & THE TANTRIC RITUAL
BOOK : CONJUNCTIONS AND DISJUNCTIONS, OCTAVIO PAZ
"Eve and prajnâpâramitâ
The oppositions between Tantrism and Protestantism are of the type light and shadow, heat and cold, white and black. Both are grappling with the insoluble conflict between body and mind (emptiness for the Buddhist) and both resolve it by exaggeration."
(It's the same as in my painting!)
DEFEATING DEATH OR THE PARADOXICAL THOUGHT
"These monks here will not conquer death, because they believe in death." Mystics and magicians of Tibet, Alexandra David-Néel
It is the same for Art: to defeat Art, one must never, yes, never, never again, believe in it! JPS, Notes 2022