TOME 2 : MELANCHOLIA
Aprés deux ans de realisation, TOME 2 / Melancholia viens de paraitre !!!
Trés beau livre grand format de 200 pages + CD, regroupant plus de 70 artistes internationaux sur le théme de la melancholie
Réalisé et distribué par le collectif de Chicago 44 FLOOD :
TOME is a biennial anthology in an oversized format showcasing world-class and emerging artists from diverse disciplines as they explore a single, esoteric theme. TOME is made by artists with artists for the artist within us all.
The book is a massive 12x18" and 200 pages with an inserted music CD! This large format lets the art be presented and experienced in a way that would be almost impossible outside of standing in front of the original work itself.
For TOME Volume 2, we will focus on the theme of MELANCHOLIA, the condition more akin to the alchemical phases the psyche passes through for our individuation and evolution…aka NOT depression or mourning, but something far more essential and ultimately beneficial to us all. The artist is born into a state of inspired MELANCHOLIA and exists within it. They bring back their experiences to us, providing those images, symbols, and light posts for our collective benefit, so that we may learn and not have to go through what it is that they have gone through. Our belief is that this influences the collective in a deeply meaningful and critical way, that this determines a society and culture's ultimate health, well-being, growth, and relevance.