HIC SUNT DRACONES
Hic sunt dracones is a phrase used to refer to unexplored or dangerous territories, according to the medieval practice of placing sea serpents and other mythological creatures on maps of unknown areas.
This expression literally means, here are dragons. Many cartographic maps contain a large variety of references to mythical and real creatures, but the Lenox world map is especially known to contain this indication.
Miquel Barceló and the choreographer Josef Nad build a clay wall on the stage, "a material similar to meat" according to Barceló, which sometimes molds him with punches and then destroys them with wood and iron tools. Both appear on stage with a sober black suit and white shirt, and are smeared with that material Barceló has pointed out that Paso Doble is a show that is "very linked" to his work in the cathedral of Palma and that its origin "is ecclesiastical, was created in a desacralized church in Avignon (France) and" is a kind of pagan ritual and every rite is a form of invocation. " Recommendation, watch the documentary by Isaki Lacuesta “El cuaderno de barro”. A documentary, avaible on vimeo shows the work process of Miquel Barceló in Africa and where this fantastical performance is represented.
THE CENOTAPH OF NEWTON
«Sublime spirit! Deep and deep genius! Divine person! Accept the homage of my weak talent ... Ah, Newton! " With these words, the French architect and designer Étienne-Louis Boullée dedicated his design of an imaginary cenotaph (empty tomb) in honor of the English physicist Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727). Like many intellectuals of his time, Boullée was fascinated with Newtonian physics. Its design perfectly illustrates the general characteristics of its work and that of the architecture of the late eighteenth century: large simple masses, free of any superfluous decoration, and buildings whose forms express their purpo