idea of Planetarism was born by accident
After all, one of my aphorisms “One point everywhere, all
the points in one” made me think about it. Then came “One art in all arts, all
the arts in one.”
In fact, even from the outset I imagined Planetarism as a
The painting Planetarium was created during my journey
around the world between 1996 and 1997. On this journey I was accompanied by a
film crew from MRT (Macedonian Radio Television) and a photographer whose
photographs later served as an authentic document in the monograph dedicated to
the creation of the painting.
Afterwards, the idea of Planetarism continued to spread.
Initially this project was developed in the field of
painting, film, video, photography, which later expanded to a ballet
performance with the same name, followed by a book of poetry and several books
with aphorisms. It can freely be said that the idea outgrew itself. But is
there a boundary between the arts, whether they are called painting, sculpture,
music, film, video, ballet, literature or design?
Painting equals colours, music equals sound, film and video
are moving images, sculpture adds the third dimension, ballet melts the
boundary between body and spirit, and literature through its words can turn the
author or reader into a point, time, space or nothing.
There is also design which simplifies the form so as for it
to be noticeable at first glance, and possibly later be experienced in a
different way. Or all these arts might be an axis composed of several parts that
can be understood, grow, enrich…
Thus, the performance of the ballet dancer reminds us of a
bird’s flight, the spasm on the face of an unknown actor can freeze time, and
the cold blue light that fills the interior of a night club can cause shivers
in the look of a lonely wanderer sitting in the corner of that bar, or some
thought might remind us that Confucius understood so well the human vanity as
if he had lived for centuries. As a consolation let’s remember that in today’s
world nothing is normal, unless you are crazy, and some say that art and
artists are the closest sisters to craziness. It was in this way that
Planetarism was created.