Last Thursday Pieter Debuyser and Geert Opsomer came to talk about the Location of Hope. At the end of the conversation Geert asked Pieter where he would locate Hope in the arts. Pieter answered that hope is located in the place between magic and criticality.
the hour blue
magic , mute, sexuality, subconscious, ambiguity
What we see on this card is an eerily quiet lake, just before the sun lazily rises above the horizon. Or lingers in the dusk before turning in for the night. The hour blue is the twilight in which day and night for a short time become one. In these moments things lose their habitual definition: crepuscular creatures come out to hunt, the plants in the fields gain magical powers. One says that witches choose this specific time to gather herbs for their potions or to perform their sacred rituals. Men and animals are prone to shapeshift from time to time, making deer hunting a particularly risky business.