FERMATA (Grand Pause),

Presented at non-profit exhibition space Meter (DK), 2017


Iron gall Ink on somerset archival paper

1000 x 1000 mm


In Greek mythology the giants named cyclops were depicted with only one eye in the middle of their forehead. They were often described as uncivilized, wild, lawless and brutal they even considered themselves as being more feared than gods.


Fermata is the Italian name for the musical sign (𝄐), which in English is commonly called a Pause or a cyclops eye, and signifies that the note over which it is placed should be held beyond its natural duration. It is sometimes put over a bar or double bar, in which case it indicates a short interval of silence.


Modern science has now begun to recognize what the ancient mystics and wise men have told us for centuries; that everything is in a constant state of vibration. The most elemental state of vibration is that of sound. Everything has an optimum range of vibration, and that rate is called resonance. When we are in resonance, we are in balance, a state that also can be reached through transcendental meditation which allows the third eye to open.

  (Photo: Camilla Reyman)

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