- friend of the ghosts” imparted in collages, combined with
authentic statements, an impression of the natural-philosophical
mentality of the great physician and mystic. The statements reveal
Paracelsus’ unusual personality. He refuses hierarchical
structures, abhors wars, ignores vanities and is a stranger in
Violet, the magical colour, corresponds to the content and nurtures
the mysterious character of the book. Segments of roman blinds
carry the image symbolically for the spirituality. The collages
follow the descriptions that Paracelsus expressed so imaginatively
and in great detail. Colour-compressed, the characters act in
their essence; cheerfully, whimsically and sometimes scaring.
Arabic characters - an allusion to the legends of Arabias's stay
of Paracelsus - outline the inner forms and contours. These arabesques
create cohesion and internal dynamics. The two commenting texts
- one by the art scholar Reimar Börnicke and one by the writer
Ingeborg Arlt - emphasize the renunciation of a romantic reference.
Börnicke under the light of aesthetics, Arlt by pointing
out Paracelsus’ anticipations and thus his topicality.