"Then Herod (...) slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet".

This event, related by Matthew in his gospel (Bible, Matt. 2.16) and "painted" by Lucas Cranach the ElderMatteo di GiovanniGiottoPieter Brueghel the ElderCornelis van HaarlemRubensGuido Reni, Jacopo Tintoretto, does not seem to have actually taken place.

 

At a special event in an artist-run space in Paris, a young artist reacted to my work: "I don't know anything about religions, but I respect everybody's beliefs".  

Here again, like for "the immaculate shades of white" of the Frank restaurant, I must have missed something, somehow.           

 

FROM "NEW FORMS OF POETICS SERIES" # 3