Before we start into the deeps of the Obscure World Collection, let me make some explanatory remarks.
Imagine another world, one step apart and very familiar to ours, yet slightly shifted. You walk into a deserted ruin, pass a green door (colours vary) or maybe a mirror (you surely remember, Alice?), you might even stay at home and deepen yourself into a book when you suddenly realise objects around you have gained a kind of surreal touch. There you are, in a world of inventigious vehicles, amazing architecture and obscure customs. Its called the Obscure World. Jules Verne would have liked it.
In the Obscure World, theyve had one. Here architects are mighty to re-build whole cities according to their ideas. Developers find risk-willing descision-makers. Scientists get brilliant ideas and realise them emitting enormous smoke clouds. Adventurers break out into the deepest jungle and return discovering at least an unknown civilization
First made accessible in the June 1982 (A Suivre) issue, when The Walls of Samaris (Les Murailles de Samaris) by belgian artists François Schuiten and Benoît Peeters appeared. They were pioneers to admit in public theyve been to the Obscure World and back. Since then, numerous researchers have magnified our knowledge and helped to play out the Authorities attempts to classify the story as a hoax. Fans (as they are also known) have proven the trueness of suggested inter-relations by sending their evidencies in, thus immortalizing their names.
As for me, Ive got a following connection to the Obscure World: during the Courage for a Hole seminar I was granted a Brüsel citizenship (pass №176). Collection pieces following below are dedicated to places I consider Passage-worthy
Left-side mosaics represent locations from the list below
The collection spreads over more then one mosaic!