Thierry Konarzewski, Enosim
Enosim - Warrior Souls
The rebirth of waste or ecological involvement
During the early 20th century, art saw the appearance of demystified works with waste created by consumer societies being used as material. The result was a real object becoming part of an art object. The more one approaches the other, the more art appears connected to real life: it is no longer just a representation of reality but actually becomes the object itself. In the following chapter, a daily object becomes art. Known as a ready-made, it gains its dignity by the mere choice of an artist...
But time, which writes history, is also witness to another process. When man lacks not just creativity, but also awareness, and when carelessness occupies its place, industrial waste does not end up part of an artistic discourse, but instead finishes up being thrown in the sea!
Nature does not waste a thing. It sculpts forms like a sculptor forms wood. Deterioration takes over; it never defiles, instead it always spreads its dignity in equal measures.
It is said that the sea gives back all it receives. Waste thus rises back to the surface. Not long ago abandoned by man, the debris - distorted since deprived of its functionality - waits for the moment to confront its creator.
The ensuing face to face is dramatic: one appears surprised, speechless, thinking he recognises a familiar face? The aged lines of the debris evoke a human face, despite it being a more archaic impression of the effigy of man. The other is imposing, at the same time inert, and remains - without comment.