THE OCEAN

THAT HAS BEEN

CALLING ME

created by Maciek Stepniewski

curated by Mishelle Brito

presented by P21 Gallery

the day indeed has made us warm
and our cares have made us weak
driven no more by a longing to roam
we want to go back to our mother’s home

- Novalis

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The Moon That Watches Over Me

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The Plant In Garden Of Saint Yves

The House Where Wise Man Lived

ME COUR ME DIT

The Torment That Was Found Still

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The Dune That Met Our Knees

Siege:

1. a military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building, cutting off essential supplies, with the aim of compelling those inside to surrender.

2. a group of herons.

As confused about ourselves as our ancestors, we now live in the world of information bombs, cynical great narrations and personalities being used as products. Nervous and excited, overwhelmed and brave, we pick up the smithereens. With our identities constantly under siege, confronting and contesting the reality around became a duty.

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The Waves Closing In

SMITHEREENS

The Scarecrow In The Field

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The Thousand Years In A Hill

The Single Living Tree

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The Flood You Could Not Forsee

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The Coast Where Ships Used To Sink

In the time when humanity managed to destroy its own environment, impose suffering wherever it looked and isolate itself in self-induced numbness of both thoughts and emotions, we need to look at ourselves with honesty, knowing that we either oppose the inferno, or we become a part of it. We should transgress and transcend the norm that we were given, mold it with the world we wish for in hindsight.

We will need to ride the wind and fly close to the sun.

Sirocco is a Mediterranean wind that comes from the Sahara and can reach hurricane speeds in North Africa and Southern Europe. While passing over the sea, the sirocco picks up moisture; this results in rainfall in Italy, known locally as "blood rain" due to the red sand mixed with the rain. Sirocco is commonly perceived as causing unease and an irritable mood in people. The dust within the sirocco winds can cause abrasion in mechanical devices and penetrate buildings.

The Stream Where River Should Have Been

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The Sunset Creeping In

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The Wilderness For Finding Peace

The Soldiers Drawing Near

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The Torment Of A Beast

The SUN

THE SUN

THE SUN

The Moment Of Respite From Heat

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we must lose sight of the shore to know what courage means

we must lose sight of who we are to know what we can be

- Converge

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The Old Remaining Streets

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The Stone That Water Keeps

CHEGA DE SAUDADE

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The City From A Vivid Dream

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The Fabric Glass Imprints

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The Moon That Watches Over It

more by the artist: www.mstepniewski.com

more by the curator: www.mishellebrito.com

more by the gallery: www.p21.gallery

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