Sedje Hémon – Emotion of Spirits
“The logical explanation is the relationship between painting and music, both of which live in me and my work as a spiritual intermediary.”
Sedje Hémon (1923-2011) dedicated her life to showing the common origin and intersectionality of all arts and sciences, culminating in the development of a theory for the “integration of the arts.”
Hémon’s multifaceted approach grew out of the urgency of her time and the need for creative expressions that she developed in the face of political ostracization and physical disability. Her lifelong traumas, coupled with her omission from art history, have not altered Hémon’s legacy, which offers tools, compositions, and methodologies for self-determined world-making.
Hémon’s oeuvre showcases inextricable connections between the physical and celestial dimensions that define our common existence.
Edited byAmal Alhaag, Aude Christel Mgba, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Gwen Parry, Ibrahim Cissé, Krista Jantowski, Zippora Elders
With editorial support by Elisa Larkin Nascimento, Elmyra van Dooren, Nighat Mir, Peter Wapperom
Contributions by Amal Alhaag, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Ibrahim Cissé, Sophie Douala, Zippora Elders, Krista Jantowski, Aude Christel Mgba, Gwen Parry, Peter Jasper Wapperom, Elmyra van Dooren, Cannach MacBride, Siji Jabbar, Claire van Els, Marianna Maruyama, Maurice Rummens, Romy Rüegger, Jake Schneider
Translations by Goia Mujalli, Jake Schneider, Siji Jabbar, Sita Dickson Littlewood
Copy-editing by Ibrahim Cissé with additional support from Dieuwertje Hehewerth
Proofreading by Dieuwertje Hehewerth
Designed by Sophie Douala
Typesetting by Sara Marcon, Archive Books
Printed by Bianca & Volta, Milan
English, 128 pages, 15.5 x 23.5 cm
Initiated by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung