Maja Bajevic, L’enfance du magicien, 2008, photographs, 30 x 40 cm.
Exhibition view: Quelqu’un veille sur toi, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris France, 2008.
Photo documentation: Florian Kleinefenn


L’enfance du magicien

Images of clouds are given to people to draw onto them what they see in the clouds. It refers to Herman Hesse’s ‘The childhood of a Magician’.  While we are children there is whole world in the clouds, states Hesse, when we grow up, become more rational, it is only clouds. Some of the people I invited know how to draw, others don’t, but the criteria was not the quality of the drawing but the imagination that remains. Does knowledge influence our ability and innocence to see?