Azule is enlightened by the place in which it is housed.
For over 30 years artist Camille Shafer built a " three floor 60'x40' artwork", which shows us an artistic trajectory inspired by a tradition anchored in architecture and crafts. In implementing a vision that no one could have stopped, she brings us a sense of creative possibilities, outside of prefabricated ideas. In 1993 I attempted to describe this vision:
An architecture without architect: there is no thoughts of an achievement that could be reached within a lifetime. All decisions are made for duration... they (Camille and Dave Shafer) are developing and following an array of attitudes which, while answering their needs at the present time, will lead to a gift to the community at large for the future, outside of the real estate market. To learn every detail, to live the creative process, to understand it, to share it and to communicate it, are the means before a finished comfortable place brings the main chores of cleaning, maintaining, more money etc., all at the expenses of creating and experimenting. To live (for 10 years now -that is 30 years in 2013 +10 previous years of preparation, attempts, failures and so much research -) inside a construction site has developed behaviors related to comfort and basic necessities that are at odds with ideas of social promotion, but that are also bringing back memories of our youth and giving value to the fights of former generations of artists.
The place as a heaven for group exploration. Thank you so much to everyone who understood that vision and everyone who came to prove it real, today, now.