THRESHOLD-VALUE OF A DRIFTING ISLAND

drempelwaarde
DREMPELWAARDE VAN EEN LOSGESLAGEN EILAND

pencil on paper
1979 - 200 x 251 mm

Drifting Islands was the title of the first concept show I performed with my band. All islands seem isolated at the surface and surrounded by a sea of emotion, but those who go below the surface and go deep enough will soon observe that islands are linked and that they are only appearances of a deeper unity.

But when individuality sets in, islands lose their bond and start drifting, which is a painful process, and growing untill they themselves become stars and eventually even Universes. Individuality is only a phase, like lifting one foot and moving it forwards, and losing one's equilibrium by doing so untill, once again, the foot touches the ground, and a step is completed. Individuality means losing the balance. No more, no less.