Date: 2016-2017 Materials: glass, plaster, chamotte clay, glue, metal, rubber pipe, water Tools: brush, electric tools Energy: human, electric Size: various Exhibition: Progress Gallery, Independant Price at 66th edition of Jeune Création Grant: CNAP Support: Arcam Glass and 47°Nord
Athanor is a proposal for a “cosmic oven” completed in the continuity of Western esoteric thought as we find it developed in 17th century alchemical books. Traditionally the cosmic oven is a place of circulation of energies in primordial matter allowing the transmutation of metals. Symbolically the construction of an athanor represents for the “searcher” an interior purification step during which he is brought from theory to practice. Our proposal of athanor considers the “cosmic oven” as a depolluting sculpture capable of improving the vibratory quality of a space.