Cité International des Art Group exhibition, Paris, France

Pages from Rene Descartes' Meditations, ink, handwriting

Meditations 2002

Rene Descartes is a French philosopher and mathematician best known for making the statement I think therefore I am.  This work was a performative exercise in which I wrote over 200 pages of his Meditations, originally published in 1641. Over the first Meditation, I wrote 'un', over the second 'un deux', over the third 'un deux trois', and so on. There are 6 meditations in all in which Descartes attempts to assess the certainty of what can be known in the world. The process of making the work was a meditative act in itself.


The pages were displayed in a grid-like pattern in a group exhibition at the Cite Internationale des Arts Gallery while I was resident there. 


© Brigita Ozolins 2020