This project, Abditum, is concerned with the nudity of creation. I seek to find the origins of creation, and to display them in their rawest form. I want to find the location from which an idea is born, and I want to explore the conditions that encouraged its formation. I want to see the filth and the beauty. I want to see the chaos and the order. I want a product.
There is something mystifying about the idea that art can come out of nothingness. That a song can live inside your head. That a painting can transform a canvass. That a poem can speak outside its words and meaning. Abditum travels to this nothingness and examines its constituent parts. It pokes at memories that haunt that nothingness. It cradles the emotions spill out of this nothingness. I want to see a piece of art before it’s been given away for the world to see. I want to define the line in which the art and the artist individuate themselves. I want to be granted an intimacy reserved for anyone but me.
Abditum will chronicle the work of artists, primarily at Georgetown, but not necessarily. It will travel to the place of the art- a dorm room, a studio, or in this case, a laundry room. I seek artists who are prepared to grant me and the world a look into their process and their craft. Who are prepared to face the reasons their art looks, feels, and sounds the way it does. Who are prepared to awe.
If you know someone like this, or if it’s you, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Igor German