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“His dissent equally lies in his belief that nothing is fixed or static, that everything is in flux, endlessly changing and moving; that there is an inextricable link between the intensely personal and the cosmic truths that govern our lives; that the visual and spatial are expressions of a mental operation cast into tangible form, inviting further individual and collective reflection on the interrelations between everything around us.”

Publication: “Incessant Inquiry,” introduction in Mehdi Moutashar. Montpellier: Méridianes Editions; Paris: Bernard Chauveau Editions, 2023.


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