“If you imagine my dear that is going to last forever the season of love, you got it all wrong” are the lyrics of a French poem
Si tu t’imagines, by Raymond Queneau, written in 1950 and interpreted by Juliette Gréco.
The images and the material of the video & pictures are taken from a surgery the artist went through. The surgeon, after the surgery gave the video and said: “ Since you are an artist, I thought that you will be interested in it.” The trauma of the surgery over, it took three years to face the brutal reality of the images and dare to look at them and finally do an art work with it.
French poem translated in English:
“If you imagine, if you imagine, girl girl, if you imagine, that is going to last forever the season of the season of season of love,you got it all wrong girl, you got it all wrong
If you think my dear, if you think that your rosy complexion, your hourglass figure, your cute biceps, your nails, your nymph’s thigh and your light-hearted foot, if you think my dear that is going to last forever, you got it all wrong girl, you got it all wrong
Beautiful days go away, the beautiful festive days, suns and planets, all turn in circles, but you my dear, you walk straight, towards what you cannot see, approaching very sneakily, the swift wrinkle, the heavy fat, the triple chin, the limp muscle, come on pick roses, the roses of life and may their petals be the slack sea of all the happiness. Come on pick, if you do not, you got it all wrong, girl girl, you got it all wrong”