PLM and KF have been presenting work in dialogue since the 1980s, apparently yearning for a ruling natural order that is already contained in the matrix of their origin.
PLM and KF each make 'assemblages' with which they navigate the contemporary mental space. A highly disciplined helmsman's art underlies their endeavour: both artists recognize and appreciate in each other's work the need for hesitation as an indispensable seed of creativity.
Wherever amazement emerges, sympathies can develop out of mutual recognition: the challenge of engaging in a new, yet unknown energy, fuelled by fusions. The tingling in the fingers of the artists can best be compared to the nervous wiggling of a compass needle. As with magnetism, the actions in their workplaces are of an enigmatic order, yet nevertheless they determine the course and direction.
While a chick was scratching for food on a dung heap, it discovered a pearl. "Precious thing, you lie in an unworthy place!" it said. If someone out for money had seen you here, you would long have regained your former splendour. But that I, who care much more about food, have found you, that cannot be an advantage for you nor for me.
I say this for those who do not understand me.
Fables, Classical Gallery 65, Phaedrus.
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