I try to speak
my tongue doesn’t obey
and I can’t name what I can’t say
and what blinds me
but I still am
and I still live.
There are forms inside
coming from another star
throwing down from the brightest one.
X LIFE (excerpt)
Creators cultivate the uniqueness of their cultural, linguistic or geographical membership. Sheila Concari questions the crossings and the borderlines. Her sound piece X LIFE (commissioned by Radio France and finalist in the Prix Italia 2004) specifically addresses the theme of passages and metamorphoses. What does « X » mean for her? The unknown, of course, but also, she says, this sign of invulnerability that the Emperor Constantine wanted to be engraved on the shield of his soldiers to protect them. So « X LIFE » has to be taken as "immortal life". But one can also see in the image a crossroads, the X of a crossing, the sign that appears unexpectedly at the intersection of the different artistic practices that drive, from the beginning, the work of Sheila Concari.
by Evelyne Grossman
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