12 Doors Of Anamnesis a conceptual project by Gonzalo Bénard

Along these years Gonzalo Bénard has been working on art photography. Bénard has created some conceptual series on Nature and Landscape. Some with human presence interacting with nature, others that can fall in Land Art category, and others pure conceptual landscape.

“In philosophy, Anamnesis (from Ancient Greek: ἀνάμνησις) is a concept in Plato’s epistemological and psychological theory: it is the idea that humans possess knowledge from past incarnations and that learning consists of rediscovering that knowledge within us.

When I went into three days of brain-death few years ago, I felt going through enchanted doors to the unknown, from which I came back to life through other challenging ones: The Doors of Anamnesis.

Once in a while I take refugee in the country house where there’s open field and silence to create. Being fascinated by Land Art I often feel the need to give something to nature that inspires and recycles me. Creating these Doors of Anamnesis in open field triggers my imagination, opening paths from personal to cosmic consciousness, – as in an intimate dialogue -, enabling me to go beyond myself, and what is visible in this physical world. My secret ritual passages to the unknown, celebrating our own private sanctuary, our own intimate shrine.”


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