Wednesday, December 31, 2014

For 2015 / Pour 2015

The adventure begins HERE
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Finally the Phenomene Art IV : The Fourth Dimension Phase 3: The Warrior's Recapitulation is set up so you can experience our world in extra-dimensions. This is the first ever extra-dimensional work of art ever produced. It is NOT a reproduction of what I believe. It is the extra-dimensions working through art to transfer the Revelation to the traveller of this intricate labyrinth that will take you to NASA, to CERN, to Kalhil Gibran; from prophecy to myth to Einstein: from the forces of our universe to the face of God. A new era is emerging for mankind who will now evolve from Homo Sapiens to Homo Mag Astrum.


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Sunday, December 28, 2014

PHENOMENE ART IV : The Fourth Dimension, Phase 3. The Warrior’s Recapitulation Chapter 1 REVELATION - Conclusion

Century IV Quatrain 31

La lune au plain de nuict sur le haut mont
Le nouueau sophe d'vn seul cerueau l'a veu,
Par ses disciples estre immortel semond,
Yeux au midy, en sens mains corps au feu. ************
The Moon in the full of night over the high mountain,
The new sage with a lone brain sees it:
By his disciples invited to be immortal,
Eyes to the south. Hands in bosoms, bodies in the fire.


This final page ties it all together.

In Phenomene Art IV : The Fourth Dimension I explored, with unmitigated audacity, the possibility that I was a reference in the famous Prophecies of Michel de Notre-Dame. I believed that because of the abundant unusual events that have been my life. I was a perfect candidate to witness the slow moving formative character of gravity as it is propelled forward by the Alignment Geometry of Celestial Mechanics to mould our destinies as I have been held back from living a normal human life by a variety of afflictions. We humans were told to abhor anything but our total freedom but everything we are is relationship, including with the Spirit and all the forces of the universe.

To conclude I will outline the final mysterious phenomena. The first phase of Phenomene Art IV : The Fourth Dimension occurred at the John Molson Room, a prestigious location on Notre-Dame Street in Montreal. It happened on the day of the Full Moon. That room is located on the eastern side of the Mount Royal mountain. In that room there is a portrait of John Molson the founder of the brewery that bares his name. The portrait is one floor up and right above the entrance of this protected heritage site where the original stones on which he erected his enterprise are mandated by law to remain. His portrait, with his enigmatic smile, faces the south.

In January 2000, I was disillusioned by the let down of my momentum as I hoped that my artistic event would lead to a stabilization of my professional standing as an artist. I drew myself conferring with Z who is showing me the All-Seeing-Eye in his left hand. These drawings are done by doodling unconsciously as I attempt to cope with my incomprehensible existence. In October 2009, July 2010 and December 2010 I predicted that the clouds would form a human face on the Sun by calculating the geometric disposition of the solar system, where and when gravity would be the most intensely focused to operate on a field of particles, the H2 0 particles that form the clouds. This proves my equation for the Theory of Everything and illuminates the active Spirit that shares the Earth with us. The last two Quatrains: Century V Quatrain 75 and Century I Quatrain 91: were not included in the Phenomene Art IV : The Fourth Dimension phase 1 because they made no sense to me at that time. I had never imagined I would have photographed the images below.

In November 2010, my brother Joe died suddenly. I was devastated by grief. I knew the face would appear again on the Sun in December so I prayed it would protect my brother's soul in the after-life. For many weeks all I did was weep. One day as I removed my hands from my teary eyes, I noticed my left hand possessed an unexpected shape, an eye in a triangle. It is in the center of my left hand exactly where I had drawn it on the hand of Z on my 2000 drawing. Then it hit me that Heaven had struck me once again for as I was focused on the phenomena on the place in heaven where it was occurring, I never paid attention to the fact I was in the opposite position standing on Earth. This compelled me to go to MgGill University to learn what science knew about Time Space and Matter.

My first exercise produced Normand, a lemon tree that behaves with very unusual creativity. The second was Amaryllis Sculpted by Gravitational Modulations. In July 2013, I did the first series of photograph that depict water forming unexplainable images, the same actions by water that Nostradamus employed to produce his Prophecies. Interestingly, one of my first images looks like the drawings I do of myself communing with Z.

I have completed all the requirements to which the ancient Prophets have challenged me, including the part about sharing this knowledge with humanity. If humanity doesn't see or care is not my concern. I leave you with the intent I implanted in the event, the Circle of Gold inspired by what I learned about the Zodiac of Denderah. Like these ancient people who lived by the cycles of celestial mechanics and infused them with their best intentions, this design means that prosperity, health, community and joy will spread all over the world in uplifting abundance.

I have used all the means at my disposal to transfer the revelation of The Force so we can overcome the conflicting themes of religion, science, politics, and other issues that are personal to each of you.

To go back to the beginning.


Century V Quatrain 75

Montera haut sur le bien plus à dextre,
Demourra assis sur la pierre carree :
Vers le midy posé à sa fenestre,
Baston tortu en main bouche serree.

He will rise high over the estate more to the right,
He will remain seated on the square stone,
Towards the south facing to his left,
The crooked staff in his hand his mouth sealed.

Century I Quatrain 91

Les Dieux feront aux humains apparence,
Ce qu'ils seront autheurs de grand conflit.
Auant ciel veu serain, espee & lance
Que vers main gauche sera plus grand afflict,

 The Gods will make it appear to mankind
that they are the authors of a great war.
Before the sky was seen to bee free of weapons and rockets:
the greatest damage will be inflicted on the left.

These are the original images from which the ones above were filtered. The sharpening and darkening process reveals with clarity the features and expressions of these astonishing faces. I use Forensic Photoshop to reveal the content of these images. This means the originals are available to compare the veracity of the darkened images above.

The mysterious All Seeing Eye symbol that appeared in my left hand in late 2010. The 2000 drawing is on the far left, followed by The Divine World by Kalhil Gibran, The Rattlesnake Disk found in Moundville Archeological , a version of the Jewish hamsa, my left hand, my All Seeing Eye.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

PHENOMENE ART IV : The Fourth Dimension, Phase 3. The Warrior’s Recapitulation Chapter 1 REVELATION p.6

Century III Quatrain 2

Le diuin verbe pourra à la substance,
Comprins ciel, terre, or occult au fait mystique
Corps, ame, esprit ayant toute puissance,
Tant soubs ses pieds comme au siege Celique.
The divine word will give to the sustenance,
Including heaven, earth, gold hidden in the mystic milk:
Body, soul, spirit having all power,
As much under its feet as the Heavenly see.


Strangely enough, Century III Quatrain 2 was one of the first quatrains I read. I have always loved books so I regularly went to a discount store that put used books in bins and sold them for less than a dollar. I found a tiny brown leather bound book about a selection of quatrains that I thought my brother would like. He never saw that book because by then he had the popular French writer Jean-Charles de Fontbrune's books. It is interesting that Fontbrune died on the very day we put the remains of my brother into the earth, December 7 2010.

In p.5,  I gave my interpretation for a possible motive that would have inspired the prophet to pursue the long and slow process of gathering and writing his gloomy predictions. The two quatrains on this page show yet another way to accomplish the vision of peace he created for us in his mysterious rhymes.

The above mentioned quatrain speaks of a great unifying force. The image that came to me of being naked in a field, a dove between myself and the Spirit that had caught me in 1982, has been depicted by many artists in the last two millennia where the artists were trying to convey the link between Jesus and his Holy Father. For me it was events I had seen in the sky, molded by the clouds, in particular a Constant Spirit I called Z, that I successfully photographed three times in 2009 and 2010, that I was referring to. So it begs the question on how past humans interpreted such a phenomena I called Z and Jesus apparently called His Father? Was this recurring celestial event the foundation for the human belief in God? Knowing how humans feel they are the universe's gift, deserving all things without reserve, consuming everything beyond saturation, they were intrigued by these forces and began all forms of theism to enslave them, cajole them, in other words to make God obey their bidding. A simple look at human history at any time and you will see the leaders invoking the will of the Higher Power to support their endeavors. Then the tantrums when the human fails and was apparently not supported by the Higher Force he so diligently prayed to. Or the endless lamentations of so many about why God (their childish egocentric view of God-as-their-personal-servant God, not the actual Force that is responsible for our being alive)  created such horrendous circumstances in the first place. This is a subject of long debates, but this resume will suffice for this page.

Today we have science. Scientists like STEPHEN HAWKING and many others feel confident they now have enough evidence to prove "GOD" does not exist. But are they speaking of the creative force itself or are they referring to the character God developed by various writings and myths that religious and political beliefs were structured on? I listened to many luminaries of our times explaining in total earnestness why there is no God, why beliefs are stupid, and so on. Yet none of them has observed The  Force at work as it forges life forms and circumstances as I have with the resulting opportunity that I can share the revelation with you by using scientific methodology and our new technologies. Effectively, my extremely modest scientific and artistic exercises have revealed the action of The Force from the rings of Saturn all the way down to a bowl of water. ALBERT EINSTEIN understood what I learned about The Force: it is not a personal God, it creates like a river flows, life flowers on the banks of this river but it flows on and on: he was just too early to have the means to prove it like we do today.  In this brief paper, you will see The Force gliding down from heaven to affect plant life through my scientific exercises to prove my equation for the Theory of Everything. That is the final objective of Phenomene Art IV : The Fourth Dimension, to illustrate The Force by its effect on us and on life as it spirals through Time and Space. In this Phenomene Art, I return to the writings of one solitary man who also saw The Force at work but did not have the means to go beyond the capacities of his Time.

It is through science that everything will come together for humanity. We, all of us equipped with cameras and technology, are now gathering all new types of evidence that are forging a large common worldview that is based on evidence. This evidence is now irrepressible and irrefutable and no political, educational, or religious entities will suppress it because it is now a condition of the Times. We the people will know the TRUTH and this will free us. In a sense this is the time of reckoning because the Spirit has shown us It is watching and we have the knowledge and the means to watch It back.

Next, the conclusion.

Century VII Quatrain 36

Dieu, le ciel tout le diuin verbe à l'onde,
Porté par rouges sept razes à Bizance,
Contre les oingts trois cens de Trabisconde
Deux loix mettront, & borreur, puis credence.

God, the heavens, all the divine words in the waves,
carried by seven red-shaven heads to Byzantium:
against the anointed three hundred from Trebizond,
will make two laws, first horror then trust.

Friday, December 26, 2014

PHENOMENE ART IV : The Fourth Dimension, Phase 3. The Warrior’s Recapitulation Chapter 1 REVELATION p.5

Century IV Quatrain 5

Croix, paix ƒous vn accomply diuin verbe,
L'Eƒpagne & Gaules ƒeront vnis enƒemble,
Grand clade proche, & combat tresacerbe,
Cœur ƒi hardy ne ƒera qui ne tremble.
Cross, peace, under one the divine word accomplished,
Spain and Gaul will be united together:
Great disaster near, and combat very bitter:
No heart will be so hardy as not to tremble.

Century X Quatrain 42

Le regne humain d'Angelique geniture,
Fera son regne paix vnion tenir,
Captiue guerre demy de sa closture,
Long temps la paix leur fera maintenir.
The humane realm of Anglican offspring,
It will cause its realm to hold to peace and union:
War half-captive in its enclosure,
For long will it cause them to maintain peace.
I realized Phenomene Art IV : The Fourth Dimension in September 1999. The artworks presented in the happening were built by following my equation for the Theory of Everything. I was using Time + Space = Gravity + Rolling Force to bring forth the E=MC2 of the large intention that follows. It was my belief that Nostradamus's intention in going through the harrowing process of putting into writing the unmitigated nightmares of his prophetic visions was to somehow heal humanity of its greatest affliction: warfare. This is an illness in which individual humans band together to inflict incomprehensible suffering on other bands of humans to defend a biased worldview. Usually the disease manifests when two or more worldviews begin to enflame the minds and hearts of men who are convinced they are right and more that it is their duty to destroy the other worldview even if it is the same worldview they hold but expressed in a different language or style of dress. It has become the belief of men that the winning worldview should also command the natural resources of the Earth, and any relationship with the Divine by whatever name. The name given to the Divine by one group of men can also lead to extinction by another group of men who call the Divine by another name. The men are oblivious to this since their feelings of righteousness is blinding and their involvement with the parade and paraphernalia of warfare is complete.

Century I Quatrain 48

Vingt ans du regne de la Lune passez,
Sept mil ans autre tiendra sa Monarchie :
Quand le Soleil prendra ses iours lassez,
Lors accomplit a fine  ma prophetie.
When twenty years of the Moon's reign have passed
another will take up his reign for seven thousand years.
When the exhausted Sun takes up his cycle
then my prophecy and threats will be accomplished.

I felt this, the intention to heal us all of this grave malady, must be the motivation behind Nostradamus's actions because I saw no other reason why Heaven would strike me and produce such a meaningful symbol in my right hand that would allow me to recognize a series of Quatrains that, once viewed in a particular sequence, reveal the healing force hidden in the heart of humanity. On September 4th 1982, I dreamed of Century I Quatrain 48 but in the dream I reversed certain elements to retain only the last phrase when I awoke: " Lors accomplit à fine ma prophétie." In the image attached, I have printed a popular English translation of the Quatrain. At the time of that dream, I had not studied the prophecies, it was my brother Joe Ghio who was fascinated with the work of the prophet. In 1999 many of the phenomena I have since recorded and will outline in p.6 had not happened. What I did know was that the time of celestial mechanics operates like an algorithm and reproduces patterns during repeating Alignment Geometries of Celestial Mechanics. The images I created showed the power we possess to soothe "The Dogs of War" with our common sense, compassion and creativity.  Ending the prophecy by installing a new way of life in the hearts of men so they could transcend the compulsion to repeat the atrocities of war over and over like hamsters in a cage, so they would no longer justify their bloodlust with the words of any prophet by recognizing that the golden age of humanity is upon us and they are free. Many brilliant models of a higher existence for humanity have been contemplated by many artists and thinkers of all races and genders. This has already altered the products of the algorithms of celestial mechanics. And you artists of the world, great and small, are the Angels of Century X Quatrain 42.

To be continued.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

PHENOMENE ART IV : The Fourth Dimension, Phase 3. The Warrior’s Recapitulation Chapter 1 REVELATION p.4


Century II Quatrain 36

Du grand Prophete les lettres seront prinses
Entre les mains du tyran deuiendront,
Frauder son Roy seront les entreprinses,
Mais ses rapines bien tost le troubleront.
The letters of the great Prophet will be seized,
They will come to fall into the hands of the tyrant:
His enterprise will be to deceive his King,
But his extortions will very soon trouble him.

In the last page, I was struck by the sky and left asunder. The urgency of earning a living, the chaos my family was thrown into and my unconquerable hope to become an established artist were all battling for the little energies I had available. Meanwhile I sent queries and files looking for work in a field I was passionate about. The sad thing was that my valiant efforts bore the marks of my broken spirit. There is no one less desirable than a broken human being. Even dogs fare better. The good elements of my proposals were repeatedly exploited by those healthier, better supported and quicker. It did not matter that I held a secret key to unlock the greatest mysteries to haunt humankind. It is always about politics in our societal structures, even the relationship to our Maker is stewarded by humans like an enterprise lead by a few. This is a human aberration of course, but that is for another paper.

Century IV Quatrain 25

Corps sublimes sans fin à l'œil visibles,
Obnubiler viendra par ses raisons,
Corps, front comprins, sens, chef & inuisibles,
Diminuant les sacrees oraisons.
Lofty bodies endlessly visible to the eye,
Through these reasons they will come to obscure:
Body, forehead included, sense and head invisible,
Diminishing the sacred prayers.
Without even realizing it, I was doing the same thing Nostradamus had done. I was studying the correspondence between planetary alignments and events on earth, in the lives of people, and in the shape and timing of all kinds of things. I looked at the unfolding destinies of the famous and infamous the time of celestial mechanics on their fate. I read avidly and compared similarities between the disciplines I was looking at. I was very intrigued by the pyramid building civilizations. They were stargazers and they were fascinated by the creative potential hidden in the time of celestial mechanics. It was during that time that I began to practice Tai Chi and Magical Passes. I was so traumatized, it took a very long time to ground these practices into my bodymind. To be honest, I am still working on it.
to grasp the impact of

The study of martial arts inspired me to ask myself if we could use the same principles to master the stars? What did I mean by that? Why were some alignments so harmful to us? How could we improve this relationship with our solar system? Questions asked by people for millennia. I used one of the principles of martial arts, that it is the mind that guides the Chi of the practitioner. In this way, even people desperately weakened, as I was, could begin to turn their life around. This is not a religious practice. It is not based on complicated moral codes of conduct. It is the best use of the energies of the time of celestial mechanic at every moment of time and point of space as they are available to your personal configuration. My concept How To Master The Stars" I launched my small publishing company and sold personalized books.

Century II Quatrain 44

L'aigle posee entour des pauillons,
Par autres oyseaux d'entour sera chassee,
Quand bruit des cymbres, tubes et sonnaillons
Rendront le sens de la Dame insensee.
The Eagle driven back around the tents
Will be chased from there by other birds:
When the noise of cymbals, trumpets and bells
Will restore the senses of the senseless lady.
excited me. I wrote a workbook "

My efforts to integrate my culture did not lead to much. My work was rejected or ignored and I found it unbearable to be trapped in a lifestyle so harmful to my well being. I could not muster the support nor the concentration to take me to a better place. It would be still decades later that I would grasp what I was truly up against: the struggle for the dominating worldview! I grasped this concept only after meeting the artist LAURENT GRASSO when he introduced his exhibition URANIBORG
at the Montreal Museum of contemporary art. Men will commit genocide to defend their worldview. I was working on remodeling our relationship to the solar system. Never mind all the other prejudices that could impede the progress of my work.

I would understand the profound meaning of the failures, the losses, the sacrifices starting in October 2009.

To be continued...


Sunday, December 21, 2014

PHENOMENE ART IV : The Fourth Dimension, Phase 3. The Warrior’s Recapitulation Chapter 1 REVELATION p.3

Century II Quatrain 27
Le diuin verbe sera du ciel frappé
Qui ne pourra proceder plus auant,
Du reserant le secret estoupé
Qu'on marchera par dessus & deuant.

The divine word will be struck from the sky,
One who cannot proceed any further:
The secret closed up with the revelation, 
Such that they will march over and ahead. 


The warrior's recapitulation is an important act of power because this is when and where he disentangles his energy fibers from those of the people who have shared his life. He reclaims his power and returns the power he received from others to them. This recapitulation concerns Phenomene Art IV : The Fourth Dimension where I used art and my equation for the Unified Field Theory to channel the Force and resolve the Prophecies of Nostradamus. In p.2,  I explained how he was compelled to scry, to calculate planetary alignments, and to write the Quatrains of the Centuries by a Force he could only call "le Divin". I was captured by the Force by a sequence of peculiar events that compelled me towards an unanticipated course of action.

A singular defining moment for me coincided with the much anticipated advent of "the Jupiter Effect" in 1982. Two scientists, John Gribbin, Ph.D., and Stephen Plagemann, had hypothesized that the preponderance of planets in one quadrant of the solar system would cause tidal waves, earthquakes, and all manners of chaos to happen on earth. I had not known about the Jupiter Effect at that time, I learned about the Jupiter Effect the day after a boy at work showed me how to make a "wish pyramid". I was preparing the pieces of my pyramid as I was listening to the news where Ithe Jupiter Effect for the first time. The newscaster even added the precise moment when the alignment would be exact that same day. I figured this would add power to my wish pyramid so I proceeded to raise it at the exact moment the scientists had calculated. No major incidents occurred beyond the normal seasonal hurricanes, typhoons, earthquakes and so on. The San Andreas Fault line did not crack open California and soon the scientists were left to look foolish. I, on the other hand, was left with an astonishing symbol formed by the lines in the palm of my right hand and a mystery to explore.
Century I Quatrain 84
Lune obscurcie aux profondex tenebres,
Son frere passe de couleur ferrugine :
Le grand caché long temps soubs les tenebres,
Tiendra fer dans la playe sanguine.

The moon is obscured in deep gloom,
his brother becomes bright red in color.
The great one hidden for a long time in the shadows
will hold the blade in the bloody wound.  
heard about

The first thing I learned concerned the symbols, the pentagram and the hexagram. I read how they were used in ceremonial magick in the books where I found the description of these symbols. ( The links I have attached give summaries of how these stars have manifested and are still used in the symbology of many cultures.) One book in particular suggested that the person who holds a pentagram in his right hand has command over the Angels, can face God,  and dominates all mysterious forces. But I wondered about what was said about the Jupiter Effect and why such a tiny phenomena, the lines of my hand changing, had occurred in synchronicity with it. Soon ordinary life put these concerns behind me until July 8th 1982 one of my brothers had a very grave motorcycle accident. This was such a stressful event in our young lives, all of us were ready to do anything to save his life. One night I called forth the Angels and the presence of God and implored them to save his life. Meanwhile my mother, who was a devout catholic, promised God her life for his.

Century II Quatrain 13
Le corps sans ame plus n'estre en sacrifice,
Iour de mort mis en natiuité
L'esprit diuin fera l'ame felice
Voyant le verbe en son eternité.

The body without soul no longer to be sacrificed:
Day of death put for birthday:
The divine spirit will make the soul happy,
Seeing the word in its eternity. 
I saw myself standing in an opening, looking at a luminous being and proceeded to seal the passage to the other side so my brother would stay with us. The next day we received a call from the hospital advising us that although they were working to revive my brother, there was a chance he would not be alive when we reached the hospital. They had given him the wrong type blood in a transfusion and he went into shock and cardiac arrest. Later, when he was revived but very weak, we were each allowed to see him for a few minutes. When I was with him, he briefly came out of his sleep with a smile: "C'est le jour du Seigneur aujourd'hui." ( It is the day of the Lord.) He said to me. When I was with my mother she told us that he had told her about a strange dream where he was trying to escape from the hospital but "they" grabbed him and brought him back to bed.

I had been struck by heaven, marked and compelled to apply the symbols to invoke the Angels and God by the irrepressible desire to save my brother's life. At this point I do not know anything about the Quatrains that appear to be referring to these events. At that time I thought these were all good omens that our family would be overcoming tribulations to at last have a prosperous life. It would be more than a decade later, as I prepared the Phenomene Art IV, that I would recognize that Nostradamus had seen that I would be held in check for almost all my life.

Before the end of January 1983 my mother died of cancer. My brother had been a victim of the early 80's Canadian Red Cross tainted blood scandal and he too would discover this fact a decade later. And I lost all my savings to assist may mother in her terminal phase of cancer. This meant I had to abandon University where I wanted to get a Major in writing and a minor in Fine Arts to lay the foundation for the career of my dreams. Instead, I was left asunder, impoverished, grieving, with yet other tragedies to confront.

To be continued...


Un Toast au Jeudi d'Apollo en l'honneur des FEMMES en AFFAIRES 2014

«Stunning! Bravo MC Luc Dupont-Hebert & Sammie-Line Perso! Merci Paule Genest (WIB 4ever) & WIB 2014 Francoise Issaly, Heidi Hollinger, Elodie Fleury, Gen Blackburn & Keithy Specialk. Montreal (& Apollo) is lucky to have them all.» -Éric Sicotte, Agence Apollo
Comme toujours les Jeudi d'Apollo se déroulent dans une ambiance exhubérante et amusante où on fait des rencontres d'affaire de tout genre. Il se passait tellement de choses intéressantes et délicieuses que je vous les raconte avec ces quelques images:

Françoise Issaly et son conjoint
CÉDRIC TAILLON & FRANÇOISE ISSALY    Deux artistes aux pratiques très différentes étaient sur place. Cédric est devenu un maître de la peinture in situ et Françoise se distingue avec ses abstractions basées sur des philosophies hindous et boudhistes.

Cédric Taillon

 Quelques images de femmes avec beaucoup de style et une modèle coiffée par CocoCristal est transformée en Diva en moin de trente minutes!                                             
Au centre, la chanteuse Mademoiselle
avec une amie, à droite une danseuse
L'équipe de CocoCristal transforme
une jeune fille en Diva!

Deux excellentes équipes de traiteurs nous on fait goûter à leurs succulentes créations: on cuisine à 2 et MOBILOCHEF
Exemple de menu

Natacha Supplice de on cuisine à 2
Valérie Paquette, Chef Clément Rodarie et Christophe
de MobiloChef


Friday, December 19, 2014

Into The Woods

The Stars Come Out For The World Premiere Of "Into the Woods"
 NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Producer John DeLuca, Tracey Ullman, Daniel Huttlestone, producer James Lapine, Lilla Crawford, Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Stephen Sondheim, Anna Kendrick, MacKenzie Mauzy, director Rob Marshall, Billy Magnussen, Christine Baranski and producer Marc Platt attends the world premiere of "Into the Woods" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on December 8, 2014 in New York City.The stars came out for the world premiere of Into the Woods on Monday, December 8, 2014 at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York. Director Rob Marshall, the all star cast including Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Christine Baranski, Tracey Ullman and legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim and writer James Lapine were all celebrating the cinematic event, bringing the humorous and heartfelt musical to the screen. Into the Woods is produced by Rob Marshall, John DeLuca, Marc Platt and Callum McDougall. It opens in theaters nationwide on December 25, 2014. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

When I saw the first clips of INTO THE WOODS, the latest Walt Disney Studios movie based on a collection of well known fairy tales, I expected a lavish, funny, fantasy movie. It is a Broadway like musical production that reaches into the depth of the human psyche. This is not your children's fairy tale. Instead it is an astonishing look at how fairy tales can be used by the human mind to conquer adversity.

The cast is headed by the legendary MERYL STREEP as The
Witch, JOHNNY DEPP is a dapperly wicked Wolf, the adorable EMILY BLUNT plays The Baker's Wife who so desperately wants a child, TRACEY ULLMAN plays Jack and The Beanstalk's mom, and so on. The characters embody the human concerns of all time: love, poverty, social position, aging.

It is a dark film, a sad film, with the endless thread of characters wishing for their dreams to come true every step of the way as they sing and hope and cry. Just like us.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014



The new movie starring STEVE CARELL as JOHN du PONT, the millionaire convicted killer of  boxing champion DAVE SCHULTZ, interpreted brilliantly by MARK RUFFALO, had me researching the web for days before writing my critique. Now I have a balanced view of what I saw.

CHANNING TATUM plays MARK SCHULTZ, who with his brother Dave was part of the greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion team of his time. The movie opens to Mark's bleak prospects after becoming an Olympic Gold Medalist as he sits alone in his sorry apartment eating TV dinners. In comes John E du Pont with an offer to provide for his material needs so he can focus on going for the gold in 1988 as he had in 1984.

The movie is slow paced and has an even tempo that is monotonous as events unfold at a crawling pace. We are shown in this way the loneliness of du Pont who, although he finances every person on his compound, is also left out of the fun interactions happening with the groups of young people. In recent interviews Mark Schultz describes how he perceived du Pont as a paranoid drug addict who was abusive towards him and whom he resented so deeply that he plotted how he would murder him during the course of many months. I found this interesting that Mark would find du Pont paranoid while he himself was plotting his murder! I would think du Pont was justified in being paranoid! And feeling that Mark was ungrateful.

Eventually it was Dave who got the discharge of du Pont's inner turmoil.

This movie is about top notch acting! You must look at this 15 minutes interview of John E du Pont recorded in 1988 to appreciate Steve Carell's astonishing performance. It reveals the truth about how ordinary people use and feel contempt for the very rich, and how the very rich feel in a bubble where they cannot trust the people around them. Mainly it reveals that all the money in the world does not make you feel less lonely, or loved, or appreciated, after all Mark resented du Pont for his financial support that he viewed as stifling.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

THE GREEKS / LES GRECS @ Musée Pointe-à-Callière 12.12.2014 - 26.04.2015

Funerary Mask Mycenae / Masque Funéraire Mycènes circa 1650 BC- AJC photos © Lena Ghio 2014
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The exquisite treasures of Ancient Greece have finally arrived at the Pointe-à-Callière Archeological Museum. From Agamemnon to Alexander The Great we can see the evolution of contemporary thoughts through the development of the arts, philosophy, science and strategic warfare. I wanted to illustrate the wonder of the exhibit and I chose to focus on this astonishing funerary mask, hand carved, emerging from the stone. It was made in circa 1650 BC and was found in the tomb of an important citizen of Mycenae. It looks like a sun, it is moving and stark. 

There are many sculptures made over 2000 years ago and although they have lost the paint that adorned them, they are as fresh as ever. The jewelry the wealthy women wore are sublime, crowns, earrings, rings, necklaces so delicately sculpted. The history of the major characters of the era such as Alexander the Great and his father King Philip II, are all detailed. To assist your visit there are audio guides. The exhibition is organized with the help of National Geography Museum and you will see great photography and videos to enhance your experience of the tour. There are two catalogues available, one small and for popular consumption and a large more comprehensive one. 


Les trésors exquis de la Grèce Antique sont finalement arrivés au Musée Archéologique Pointe-à-Callière. D'Agamemnon à Alexandre Le Grand on peut voir l'évolution de la pensée contemporaine avec les développements des arts, de la philosophie, de la science et des stratégies guerrières. Je voulais illustrer l'émerveillement de l'exposition et j'ai choisi de me concentrer sur le magnifique masque funéraire retrouvé à Mycènes autour de 1650 Avant-Jésus-Christ. Fait à la main il émerge de la pierre rayonnant comme un soleil. Il a été retrouvé dans le tombeau d'un personnage important. 

Il y a plusieurs sculptures faites il y a plus de 2000 ans et malgré qu'elles ont perdues la peinture qui les décoraient, elles n'en demeurent pas moins fraîches. Les bijoux que portaient les femmes riches de l'époque sont toujours sublimes, couronnes, boucles d'oreilles, bagues, colliers si délicatement sculptés. L'histoire des personnages majeures tels Alexandre le Grand et son père le Roi Philippe II est détaillée. Il y a des audio guides de disponibles pour vous assiter durant votre visite. L'exposition est organisée en collaboratioon avec le National Geography Museum et vous verrez des photos splendides et des vidéos qui augmenteront votre visite. Deux catalogues ont été réalisés pour l'exposition: un petit populaire et facile à lire, et un deuxième plus gros et compréhensif.


PHENOMENE ART IV : The Fourth Dimension, Phase 3. The Warrior’s Recapitulation Chapter 1 REVELATION p.2

1) Centurie I  Quatrain 2
La verge en main mise au milieu de BRANCHES
De l’onde il moulle & le limbe & le pied.
Vn peur & voix fremissent par les manches,
Splendeur diuine. Le diuin prés s’assied.

This is my warrior's recapitulation of Phenomene Art IV: The Fourth Dimension. As I write this, I notice that there are so many people around the world, in all cultures, attempting to interpret spiritual teachings, scientific knowledge, ecological and political concerns in a way that would once and for all be definitive. This underlines a profound human concern with the invisible forces that shape our lives and that this concern resurfaces over and over in human history. It is imperative therefore to clarify a vital point: I am not describing any theism nor I am not defending any religious practice: I am retelling a story where intriguing synchronicities revealed how a hitherto mysterious force, that could be the very thing ancient people called God, or Gods, operates through extra-dimensions to interact with us, to create our strange inexplicable lives.

3) Centurie I Quatrain 56
Vous verrés tost & tard faire grand change
Horreurs extremes, & vindications,
Que si la lune conduicte par son ange
Le ciel s’approche des inclinations.
Here three paintings are grouped together to look at the phenomena from Michel de Notre-Dame's point of view. Notre-Dame saw that he had to address knowledge of a fourth dimension event to people who would live at a time when what he meant to say could be studied objectively, free of the extreme and senseless religious persecution of his time. Of course now, although we have science to verify events, there are still all manners of persecution.

In the first image 1), he explains in his quatrain that a mysterious presence urges him to investigate the visionary events manifesting in his study in the night when he is alone. This frightens him. He suggests that one of the methods he uses to see the future is scrying, interpreting the images made in water. Since cultures exist, the systems of beliefs that underly them cause humans to doubt their empirical experiences as opposed to what the scribes of these cultures have written as the truth. This ongoing pattern plagues all quest for knowledge and truth when it is taken too far.

2) Centurie II Quatrain 28
Le penultime du surnom du prophete
Prendra Diane pour son iour & repos:
Loing vaguera par frenetique teste,
Et deliurant vn grand peuple d’impos.    
In the second painting 2), he recounts his extraordinary effort to come to terms with the possible meaning of what he is looking at. His astronomical calculations can predict the time-space of the phantasmagorical sights of what will be but he will never witness these events with his body in real time, he must accept them without ever having confirmation of their validity. He is witnessing the veil of prophecy and its paradox of knowing something of events he cannot change. He names himself the prophet before the last as he lays the groundwork for his successor.

In the third painting 3), he sees a person capable of operating at the extra-dimensional level but it is at a time of extreme upheaval. From my perspective, he seems to be telling me that the times when I will experience extra-dimensions will be quite horrific. And they are at so many disturbing levels, as much from the multiplying images of children mutilated by acts of terrorism diffused on multimedia supports, as the absurdly egomaniacal proliferation of selfies.

To be continued...


Saturday, December 13, 2014

PHENOMENE ART IV : The Fourth Dimension, Phase 4 : The Warrior's Recapitulation - Chapter 1 REVELATION

Centurie VII  quatrain 32
Du mont Royal naistra d’vne casane,
Qui caue, & compte viendra tyranniser:
Dresser copie de la marche Millane,
Fauene, Florence d’or & gens espuiser.

I have already established in the five installations of the preface the result of violent physical abuse on my perception, 1 2 3the scientific principles of Phenomene Art IV (PA IV) : The Fourth Dimension, and the Spirit guiding my evolution so I could emerge as Homo Mag Astrum.

The painting above illustrates the first quatrain that struck me when I became acquainted with the Centuries of Michel de Notre-Dame, the 16th century prophet. In the beginning the only thing that made sense to me in that quatrain was Mont Royal, one of the ancient names of the city where I was born, Montreal. It was many years later when I understood I was the person being singled out by the quatrain. When I presented PA IV to the public in 1999, I thought I was fulfilling this segment of the quatrain: Dresser copie de la marche Millane, : but it is now that I am fulfilling it by another means. This is a copy of what I did as the new millennium was approaching.  The purpose of this extra-dimensional deed is to reveal the actions of the fourth dimension on the life of the ancient prophet and I, and the way it is weaved into contemporary human concerns. By the end of Phase 4, I will have revealed all the events that substantiate my affirmation and the fourth dimension will emerge into your consciousness.

PA IV © Lena Ghio
Artist Statement

What is Phenomene Art? What inspired this extra-dimensional art form?
I was first inspired by a project that we did in art class. I studied at the Saydie Bronfman School of Fine Arts. The month leading to Christmas, we worked on an event calendar, an artistic object to illustrate the days leading to a major event and the highlights along the way. It occurred to me that this could be a method to work the passage of time into the fabric of a work of art. In PA IV, I calculated the Alignment Geometry of Celestial Mechanics (AGCM) of every creative step I took. Each step had one specific intent: channel the Aeon of the New Age. I could have chosen a more pragmatic subject as many of my contemporaries did. But this concept was my pulse, it was bigger than me so I acquiesced.
Lena Ghio and the Golden Circle

The small elements were the paintings done in the style of Mexican retablo or Ex-votos paintings that represent the need humans have to interact on personal levels with the Divine, the thirst for the delicious fourth dimension. This style of art fitted the subject matter of the entire exhibit. The black bases, destroyed in Phase 2 of PA IV, were meant to represent tombstones in a cemetery. The movement from the entrance into the hall to the last installation at the other end of a golden circle, represented the transition from the old to the new. Theoretically, the exhibition had captured the Force every step of its preparation so it would be released on the day of the show, 26 September 1999, for a major impact.

To be continued...


Friday, December 12, 2014

119 m Above Sea Level / 119 m au-dessus du niveau de la mer @ SBC

Left to right, De gauche à droite: Pip Day Director of SBC/Directrice de SBC, Doug Scholes, Felicity Taylor, Alexandra McIntosh, Chris Carrière from/de Collectif CRUM- Photos Lena Ghio © 2014
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Even as a humble blogger, I receive many invitations to art openings. I am passionate about art but there are moments when I am not so excited about what is going on. When I received an invitation from SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art for the opening of 119 m Above Sea Level, I was intrigued. What caught my attention was that it had been a long time since contemporary artists re-examined concerns that where very important to the artists of the 1970s.

In those years conceptual art was very strong in America.

"Ideas alone can be works of art; they are in a chain of development that may eventually find some form. All ideas need not be made physical."—Sol LeWitt, Paragraphs on Conceptual Art

This is how far conceptual could go. This specific exhibition is inspired by the 1971 exhibition 45˚30' N-73˚36' W that took place at the Saidye Bronfman Centre, now devoted exclusively to theatre,  and Sir George Williams University Art Galleries, now part of Concordia University. This would be the first conceptual art exhibition in Montreal yet it was not properly archived so that all that remains of the event is "Inventory: a collection of index cards with written instructions, drawings for the execution of works and quotes from prominent theorists,"

The collective CRUM decided to remedy the situation with this exhibition at the SBC where they are using "the qualitative method Accurism™* and safe, modern technologies..." with actual materials left from the original exhibition to challenge a variety of concepts associated with frequencies and metaphysics. On the day of the opening there was an experiment to measure telepathy among the participants using their cellphones, Texting for Telepathy. Buckminster Fuller is revisited. He is a famous American architect who turned his life around in 1927 after himself experiencing a mystical experience, known in Montreal for his American Pavillion, a geodesic structure that was part of Expo 67. Then there is the Tournesol Co-Operative Farm that provides a plant installation. And there is more.

There will be a Product demonstration & conversation with Stéphane Bélainsky, Expertise Électromagnétique Environnementale Inc. Saturday, January 24 at 2pm and a Screening of Le Semeur (Julie Perron, Les Films de l'Autre, 2014) Saturday, February 14 at 2pm.


Même comme humble blogueuse, je reçois plusieurs invitations pour aller à des vernissages. Je suis passionnée pour l'art mais il y a des moments où je ne suis pas si excitée par ce qui se passe. Quand j'ai reçu l'invitation de  SBC Galerie d'art contemporain  pour le vernissage de 119 m au-dessus du niveau de la mer, j'étais intriguée. Ce qui a capté mon attention est que cela fait longtemps que les artistes contemporains n'ont pas revisité les préoccupations qui étaient très importantes aux artistes des années 1970.

Pendant ces années l'art conceptuel était très fort en Amérique.

"Les idées seules peuvent être une oeuvre d'art; elles sont dans une chaine de développement qui pourrait éventuellement trouvé une forme. Pas toutes les idées sont obligées de prendre une forme physique."—Sol LeWittParagraphs on Conceptual Art

Un exemple de l'ampleur que pouvait prendre l'art conceptuel. Cette exposition spécifique est inspirée par l'exposition  qui a eu lieu en 1971, 45˚30' N-73˚36' W qui s'est tenue au Centre Saidye Bronfman, maintenant dévoué exclusivement au théâtre, et Sir George Williams University Art Galleries, maintenant intégré à l'Université Concordia. Ceci était la première exposition d'art conceptuel à avoir lieu à Montréal pourtant ille n'a pas été archivée correctement donc tout ce qu'il reste de l'événement est "Inventory: une collection de fiches cartonnées contenant des instructions écrites, des dessins démontrant la réalisation des oeuvres et des citations de théoriciens reconnus,"
Photos Lena Ghio © 2014

Le collectif CRUM a décidé de rémédier à la situation avec cette exposition à la SBC où il emploie  "la méthode qualitative d'Accurism™* et des technologies modernes et sécuritaires..." avec des matériaux authentiques de l'exposition originale pour mettre à l'épreuve une variétés de concepts associés aux fréquences et à la métaphysique. Le jour du vernissage il y avait une expérience pour mesurer l'effet de la télépathie parmis les participants en se servant de cellulaires, SMS pour la télépathie.  Buckminster Fuller est revisité. Il est un célèbre architecte Américain qui a transformé sa vie dès 1927 après avoir eu une expérience mystique, connu à Montréal pour sa conception du Pavillon Américain, une structure géodésique qui faisait partie de l'Expo 67. Et il y a une intervention  Then there is the Ferme Tournesol  qui a fourni une installation de plante. Et il y a plus encore.

Il y aura une Démonstration de produit et conversation avec Stéphane Bélainsky, Expertise Électromagnétique Environnementale Inc. Samedi, 24 Janvier à 14h et la Projection  Le Semeur (Julie Perron, Les Films de l'Autre, 2014) Samedi, 14 Février à 14h.