Sedje Hémon – Emotion of Spirits

Sedje Hémon (1923-2011) dedicated her life to showing the common origin and intersectionality of all arts and sciences, culminating in the development of a theory for the “integration of the arts.”

Hémon’s multifaceted approach grew out of the urgency of her time and the need for creative expressions that she developed in the face of political ostracization and physical disability. Her lifelong traumas, coupled with her omission from art history, have not altered Hémon’s legacy, which offers tools, compositions, and methodologies for self-determined world-making.

Hémon’s oeuvre showcases inextricable connections between the physical and celestial dimensions that define our common existence.

Sedje Hémon – Emotion of Spirits

Edited by
Amal Alhaag, Aude Christel Mgba, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Gwen Parry, Ibrahim Cissé, Krista Jantowski, Zippora Elders
With editorial support by
Elisa Larkin Nascimento, Elmyra van Dooren, Nighat Mir, Peter Wapperom
Translations by
Goia Mujalli, Jake Schneider, Siji Jabbar, Sita Dickson Littlewood
Copy-editing by
Ibrahim Cissé with additional support from Dieuwertje Hehewerth
Proofreading by
Dieuwertje Hehewerth
Designed by
Sophie Douala
Typesetting by
Sara Marcon, Archive Books
Printed by
Bianca & Volta, Milan
128 pages
15.5 x 23.5 cm
ISBN: 978-3-949973-09-3
Euros 12,50

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