This time, despite the special occasion, the brief was no exception. The synopsis Erwin gave me was succinct, provocative and open-ended. The title, he said, was conceived in the manner of the oldest forms of writing, like Hebrew, where only the consonants are written and each one has a special meaning:
P stands for Paschut: the simple, the material, the substantial and physical.
R stands for Remez: indication, hint.
D stands for Derasch: exegesis, cognition and apperception.
S stands for Sod: the secret, the mysterious – what cannot be said.
“If they are all in harmony, art can arise," he wrote and "art," quoting Friedrich Schiller, "is a daughter of freedom."
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