“I have no longer any taste for these refinements you call life, but shall dive again into brute matter.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, cited in, Jane Bennett (2009) Vibrant Matter, Duke University Press.
Photo: Mohammed Abdullah
Peter Eramian is a visual artist based in Nicosia. Eramian’s practice addresses the fading interplay between nature and human activity. Common building materials and found objects are handled in a play of agencies. Collaborations and laborious exercises of varying intensities inform the ethics and sculptural philosophy of Eramian’s practice. Together with Stelios Kallinikou they run the artist-led space Thkio Ppalies in Pallouriotissa.
With Il faut cultiver notre jardin for D-S, Eramian considers what it means to be (or crash) ‘down to earth’. The title is from Voltaire’s Candide and has been translated variously as “we must cultivate our garden”, “we must tend to our own affairs” or “we must work our land”.