Hommage to Saint-John Perse
'SONG FOR THE EQUINOX'
2 to 28 February, 2010
by French poet, Saint-John Perse ‘Chant Pour un Equinoxe’, the series of
screen prints contains 13 drawings by Mona Saudi in an edition of 77.
Lines from the verses such as ‘A
singing rises within us which has not known its source and will have no
estuary in death: ‘ are
illustrated with sensitivity and oriented to Mona Saudi’s distinctive
The original text of the poem is in French, and its translations in
English, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Italian, German and Spanish are
included in this album.
Mona has always
been inspired by poetry, her own and others, in her sculptures and
drawings. This series of screen prints continues the exploration of
poetry and drawings that began with 'The Lover's Tree' by the poet
Mahmoud Darwish, and 'The Petra Tablets' with poems by Adonis.
Mona's passion for poetry stems from
its resemblance to sculpture in that the poetic phrase, like a
sculpture, opens a space of infinite inspirations and resonance.
Saint-John Perse was the pseudonym of
Alexis Leger, a French poet and diplomat who was awarded the Nobel Prize
for Literature in 1960 for the 'soaring and evocative imagery of his
'Chant pour un
Equinoxe' was one of Saint-John Perse's last works written in 1971.
After his death in 1975, his library, manuscripts and private papers
were left to theFondation Saint-John Perse, a research centre
dedicated to his life and works.
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