How do you save your thoughts?
This is amazing, you wouldn't believe it, but I am the perfect plan maker and thought saver. I save every fucking thought, everything. It is a little bit like OCD I think. I love thoughts, they’re my home and my friends. So, I work in many different layers of papers, books, folders, maps, texts, drawings, analogue and digital. I have three big folders with three main topics: Arts, Spirituality and Science. Its all research about how to perfectly combine human, God and nature.
The Arts folder contains any idea for artworks that I have. It doesn't matter which topic: crossing science with spirituality; pure conceptual or abstract, darkness and destruction, artificial intelligence or astrophysics, sociology and geometry. I have a lot of different-sized sketchbooks that I always carry around. I draw and sketch every little thought in them in order to go back to it later, draw it again properly and then digitise it. The Spirituality folder, which is even bigger than Arts and Science, is all about empathy, healing, the anatomy of the spirit, neurophysiology, biochemistry, bioelectricity... The Science folder is full of ideas about innovative technology: mathematics, algorithms, astrophysics, cosmology, biology, cells, cell membranes, bioelectricity, the physics of darkness etc…
You have to imagine my studio with thousands and thousands of papers all over the walls that are connected to each other. Each main topic is related to other topics and subcategories. All of it is consecutive and coherent – it's a big cosmology of everything. It was quite a shock to actually realise that I had invented my own world. It is beautiful structured and ordered and is concerned with everything and nothing.
What is your dream?
My dream is to be a visionary, a healer, and an artist. I would love to work in a collaborative on art, science and spirituality to contribute solutions and ideas for any kind of problem in this world. I want to create with the people that I like and love, living together and being free to create all kinds of innovative technological, scientific or spiritual devices or concepts that optimise the potential for the combination of humans, god and nature.
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