ON 6 FEBRUARY 2018
Authors of the texts: Saïd Afifi, Mel B., Barbara Becquiot, Mehmet Demirtas, Wadim Dicke, Max Evstropov, Rubén Fuentes González, Margarita Garcia Faure, Giuseppe Gavazza, Sigurlin Bjarney Gisladottir, Panagiotis Grigoriou, Pauline Gutter, Ida Helland-Hansen, Prasanta Kolay, Françoise M., Cristiano Mangovo Brás, Simonetta Montaguti, David Packer, Deneth Piumakshi Wedaarachchige, Anne Rannou, Agathe Simon, Patrick Sutczak, and some anonymous authors.
Photograph: Noémie Bourdin Habert
« DAY 4 »
DAY 4 is the first part of the Trilogy of Fire, an intercontinental experience created by Agathe Simon and realized by The Group:
- DAY 4. On February the 6th, 2018, members of The Group from all continents wrote a text expressing the fears they were living through that specific day. The text were sent from 18 countries: Angola, Argentina, Canada, Cuba, France, Greece, Iceland, India, Italy, Morocco, Norway, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tasmania, Turkey, and the United States.
- DAY 5. On the evening of February 9th, 2018, members of The Group realized a ritual in the Vincennes woods dedicated to the purification of those fears. The eight participants of the ritual became ambassadors for these texts from abroad, before beginning an individual and collective catharsis.
- DAY 6. On 21st April 2018, members of The Group gather at the Point Zero of Paris, from where they disperse in order to cast off their individual fears. They then reunite on the “Pont des Arts” to scatter the ashes of the DAY 5 ritual, thus bringing to a close the Trilogy of Fire.
The Trilogy of Fire (film, installation, photographs, and art book) will be presented as a preview during the retrospective exhibition of the art company The Group on Saturday, 27 October 2018, 8pm, at La Générale in Paris, France.