Adam Lunaris – THE BIRTH OF THE NIGHT BUTTERFLY

04.10 - 02.11.2014
  • Adam Lunaris

    Adam Lunaris

  • Adam Lunaris

    Adam Lunaris

  • Adam Lunaris

    Adam Lunaris

Luna-graphy is a theatre in which all the lights went out. The shiver of eeriness, the sense of the invisible happening… A night butterfly is born in the dark: the moth which moves on the fine line between the lit external world and the inner illumination of one’s soul.

Light exposure darkens the image. Lunaris escapes the obvious, abandons what is known and predictable while chasing the new. He plays the game of unknown with himself and with reality and introduces an additional self-limitation: he uses only the light of the Moon to create a new palette of colours. In this way he conjures a moonlit world, full of poetry and escaping clear-cut definitions.

Lunaris penetrates the spiritual, the intuitive, the mystic. He leads the soul which always travels from the birth of God through hope, silence and power right until the exit to hell. Emotions in these photographs are very intense, there is no space for shades of gray and understatements. Lunaris’ works are dense, surging with colors, details, symbols and hidden meanings.

The silhouettes moving in those photographs are the co-creators of the magic: Jean Daniel Fricker and Céline Angèle. Their spiritual quest took them from Butoh, the Japanese performance art, to a very personal form of expressing themselves through movement. Their performance is a very specific non-dance, a body’s decision made at a given moment, determined by intuition and by acceptance of what arises.

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