Reflections about body and mind, image and text. Experiences of the human and the sacred.
Discipline and obsession – the work as practice of the self.Photographs, taken on film, processed in the darkroom, covered in handwritten texts in weeks long working sessions.
Inscription and intensity – practices towards happiness.When suffering turns into joy and the defeated ego withdraws from the process.
In contemplation we can overcome our body, our mind, our dimension and reach a mystical experience.
China ink and/or 24ct gold on silver gelatine prints: micro handwriting, drawing and painting.
All pieces are unique, original works (edition 1/1). No reproductions.
All prints are on highest quality paper (Ilford Hahnemühle Baryta) and made by Thomas Sing in his dark room following a strict archive sequence, ensuring gallery quality. All featured texts are by female mystics and range from the 12th to the 20th century.
All works come framed in high quality gallery frames from Halbe.
With text excerpts by: Marguerite-Marie Alacoque, Ann Bathurst, Hildegard von Bingen, Angela da Foligno, Veronica Giuliani, Margery Kempe, Madeleine Lebouc, Mechthild von Magdeburg, Dorothea von Montau (Dorota z Mątowów), Julian of Norwich, Elsbeth von Oye, Agnes von Prag (Anežka Česká), Maria Maddalena de‘ Pazzi, Caterina da Siena, Simone Weil