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The Author : Joan Ayrton

Joan Ayrton (1969 – Switzerland), of British nationality, is a painter, photographer and lately a filmmaker working on the borders between the visible and invisible. For several years, she has focused specifically on the world of minerals and geolo... [ read more ]
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26 June 2020

Geology and Psychedelia, Disturbances in perception

Observing the appearance in recent years of fluid and undulating imagery, like a resurgence in analogic forms, a return of mysticism and animism, and deep anxiety about the environment, Swiss-English artist Joan Ayrton puts into perspective the sensations of our time with the psychedelia that rattled society in the late 1960s. Psychedelia in today’s context, stripped of its folkloric trappings, becomes a prism on current and future disturbances, particularly in times of crisis…

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