A PROPHECY IS BY DEFINITION A MESSAGE THAT IS CLAIMED BY A PROPHET TO HAVE BEEN COMMUNICATED TO THEM BY A GOD. MESSAGES THAT INVOLVE INSPIRATION, INTERPRETATION OR REVELATION OF THE DIVINE. ALAS, OUR PROPHECY NEVER WAS A GODLY WHISPER IN OUR EARS, NOR A DIVINE MESSAGE THAT NEEDED A VISUAL REINTERPRETATION TO BE UNDERSTOOD BY HUMANKIND. IN FACT, OUR PROPHECY WAS MUCH SIMPLER YET SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT.
It was in 2007 when Aymeric Giraudel literally knocked on our door with the beginnings of an idea. An idea that, while working together, started to take form and transform itself into something the world had never seen before. An idea that took blood, sweat and tears, but also love, smiles and pleasure to come to fruition, but to fruition it came and your responses where overwhelming. Both to us as to Aymeric himself.
10 Years ago, in january 2008, BeautifulMag and Aymeric Giraudel gave the world The Prophecy. A larger than life digital triptyc. A photographic masterpiece created out of numerous individual shots. An illusion. A vision. A reality. Would you believe if I tell you now that this unique piece of art was almost entirely shot, minus the horses and rats, in our living room? That each character was shot in several poses and lighting situations only to be carefully placed in the totality of the scene? That this monumental creation was built as a patchwork of elements, a chaos that brought forth a singular beauty, just as the artwork itself embodies?
10 Years ago, The Prophecy was created with two clear goals in our minds. One was to create a vision of what the world looks like. The never ending struggle of chaos that hopefully, at some moment in the future, would allow beauty in every sense of the word to rise and be victorious. The other was to offer this piece of beauty, this piece of art, for free for whoever was ready to embrace our concept. We succeeded with the latter and have been able to not only please many of you with this free of charge masterpiece, but we also saw The Prophecy enter exhibitions and musea all over the world. But our dream beauty coming from chaos is still a dream worth fighting for, as the world is still in turmoil. Today, The Prophecy is still appropriate. If anything, it is even more relevant now then it was back in 2008. Because over the past decade much has happened and not all good.
One good thing that did happen though is the friendship between Aymeric Giraudel and us, and the sharing of our mutual visions. Back then we had hope. And today we still share that hope. And to make sure that that hope still lives and will keep living, and to celebrate The Prophecy that was brought to life 10 years ago and still lives on stronger than ever, Aymeric Giraudel has created a new and wonderful installation of visual and sensorial art: Salva Me.
Salva Me will launch at a unique 6 hours exhibition on Saturday November 3, 2018, at Bordeaux, France. It's not The Prophecy but like The Prophecy it is again an installation of extra-ordinary art, sublime thinking and once again with a strong message. Salva Me will also be translated in another unique collaboration between Aymeric Giraudel and BeautifulMag around the time of the exhibition date, so stay tuned because like The Prophecy 10 years ago, you do not want to miss this.
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