Gyula Noesis

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        About Gyula Noesis

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        TITLE OF THIS PROJECT: Hubris, or Watch the Artist Die

        PROBABLE DATE OF DEPARTURE: 2023.
        PROBABLE PLACE OF DEPARTURE: French Guiana.

        THE GOAL:

        - to walk from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific Ocean through the wildest areas of the Amazon jungle (excluding forbidden territories), following a meaningful trajectory drew beforehand. This path is a figurative conceptual drawing that will make sense in it's medium, which is the rainforest.

        THE RULES:

        - alone;
        - exclusively on foot;
        - pursuing an æsthetical purpose;
        - questioning a philosophical concern.

        A FEW REASONS:

        - to celebrate the flesh I'm made of;
        - to become the man that Diogenes of Sinope was seeking;
        - as others leave to make the jihad;
        - to obtain legitimacy;
        - to prepare my death, to offer myself a not so bitter epilog;
        - to finally be able to love myself.

        REMARKS:

        - there is no ecological, philanthropic, scientific or athletic aim;

        - I like artificial light, supermarkets, etc; the flow of urban traffic relaxes me more than one of a crystal-clear torrent;

        - unlike Hamish Fulton, who tried to not leave any visible traces — or so
        little — behind him, I accept the profaning nature of my passage;

        - unlike Richard Long, nature isn’t central in my art. I use the harshness of nature as a tool to allow me to reach some psychic states;

        - during this expedition, my days will be so repetitive that despite its vastness and my constant mobility, this jungle will quickly become as a cramped prison for me; the homogeneous luxuriance of its vegetation, as a desert;

        - I'm gonna walk accompanied by mental projections of many friends and acquaintances of mine, people that I will summon to my liking for some speculative dialogues;

        - the idea of this walk according to a geometrical rigid trajectory has been inspired to me by the title of a book by Mike Horn (Latitude zéro), as well as by my rectilinear crossing of the Salar de Uyuni;

        - I am attentive to this belief, among the Khanty — Ugric people of which my mother descended from —, who asserts that paradise is only accessible by the souls of those who die a violent death; the souls of those who died in a mild way are forced to serve a severe god residing underground;

        - it is false to assert that I have « nothing to lose ».
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        - contribute to fixing my injured body;
        - contribute to fixing my broken gear;
        - contribute to the purchase and the delivery of new gear;
        - contribute to mailing to a safe place the art made along the way;
        - contribute to offer me the luxury I need to comfort myself during the weeks of break in the stage cities along the way.

        [Before you give me anything, you must know that I will not feel indebted to you for this gesture.]

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