Emanuele CrottiHYMN TO ATON, Berlin, 2015, 2100 rolling papers, spit, fire, abandoned airport, 220x120, destroyed by the artist, photographer: Paola Verde
Repetition as an act of Devotion: the Dance of the Sufis, the Rosary of Catholic Nuns, the Mantras. When the Body is constrained into a pattern of movements, the Mind is set free, it ascends and travels beyond.
Destruction as an act of Devotion: the sacrifices of the Aztecs, the Bonfires of the Sabbath, the Mandalas.
We are passing-by creatures longing for Eternity. The Contemplation of Destruction is enlightening our Essence.
With my own saliva I glue thousands of pieces of paper together to weave a shapeless tapestry. Then I burn it.
These are my “Burning Prayers.”