“Getting lost is a dangerous way to find yourself.”

Clarice Lispector
PARADIS © 2018 Bruno DALIMONTE artwork
PARADIS, Fontaine-l’Évèque jan. 2019

A U-turn to get back on the main track would have been enough to get back to the routine, but there was this landscape with a slogan, this appeal to the desire for the better or perhaps it was a trap. Something visceral told me : “Ouch, don’t want to stay there, need to get out!”. I was late anyway and the smartphone couldn’t have made that mood. So I left the PARADIS(E). On the way back, the image persists and asks me if I haven’t hit a tree head-on or if my troubled soul is not reconciling with the hereafter. It was only a detour as I am writing to you at this moment. And then, time has passed and during one biting cold day, almost a year later, I program a return to PARADIS(E): this improbable metro station that you can only take in the sights when it rains just during the blue hour. For those who love stories, I tell myself that in PARADIS(E), to the point where an escalator welcomes you for the last climb, there is not so much hope and that we have already made a long way. At this time, I think I need to get away because of a sign and now time is running out!

Bruno D’ALIMONTE  2017/12

Photograph from the SEPIA IMAGINARIUM set – Limited edition of 30 copies.