"Put yourself in the most passive or receptive state you can ... write quickly without any preconceived topic, fast enough not to contain yourself and not be tempted to reread." André Breton, Manifesto of Surrealism
During endless hours and without measuring the consequences at the time of writing, the co-authors of Champs Magnétiques, André Breton and Philippe Soupault, launched body and soul in a unique exercise of psychic automatism that was on the verge of revolutionizing the art world. Almost a century after its publication, the work continues to inspire creation and react to a society too concerned with the useful and the rational. The automatic writing, precursor of the surrealist movement, consists in abandoning its rationality, a search for the self, the pure inspiration without aesthetic or moral concerns.
Précipité* is an exercise that continues the guidelines of this movement and offers a sculptural interpretation based on automatic drawing. The unique forms were sketched once in total surrender, as a dictation of thought sensitive to the energies that surround us.
* Précipité is one of the titles that André Breton had anticipated for this collection. The proposal considered too material and making little reference to energy had been rejected.