ÆTHER Poetic Images

by Viktor Tegner & Pierre Sotér

ÆTHER is an art project that combines image with poetry to create POETIC IMAGES.

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ÆTHER is an art project that combines image with poetry to create Poetic Images. In ancient times, æther was a material to be found everywhere beyond the terrestrial sphere. It filled the whole Universe. But modern science decided that no such material exists. We are surrounded, mostly, by empty space. Perhaps, art is the one thing that fills that immense cosmic void. With this project, we give our contribution through images and words. Photography by Viktor Tegner and poetry by Pierre Sotér.

Pierre Sotér has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize with his first poetry book Dawn (July 2017) and has released two new poetry books Emotions/Emoções (November 2017) and It May Be Better (to appear in 2018), published by Adelaide Books. The books are illustrated with photos by Viktor Tegner. In project ÆTHER, the photography of Viktor Tegner will be “illustrated” by poems of Pierre Sotér, and packed into quality printed books.     

Night traffic at Nørre Allé, Copenhagen by Viktor Tegner   

    

This project begins on January 1st, 2018. A book of the series ÆTHER Poetic Images will be released every six months (June and December). Each book will include 20 art photos by Viktor Tegner and 20 poems by Pierre Sotér. And an acknowledgement with the names of all the Steady-supporters of Æther (unless otherwise indicated). Besides, supporters will be able to follow the development of the project. A picture and a poem, selected for inclusion in each of the incoming books, will be presented in Steady every month, and the supporters’ comments and suggestions will be taken into consideration for the production of the books. After the release of each book, a Collector’s Limited Edition, numbered and signed by the authors, will be published. In the inscriptions for this edition, priority will be given for the supporters from Steady.  

The project ÆTHER Poetic Images is intended to run for five years.   

    

At Dawn, I had a dream that left a painting,

which covers, where I go, the walls around.

In it there are some lines and colours waiting,

can what they represent here be found?

The unseen lines will weave the threads of time,

the colours, still transparent, the profound 

secrets and hopes that dwell in every mind,

the ways in which bodies and souls are bound.

The painting is a message, magic mirror

of worlds abreast, a guiding map, an arrow

that one day we hurled, the one silent hero

taking the blows through routes unknown and narrow.

    

There is a place for each colour and line,

which when painting life we should well combine.

    

The Painting, Pierre Sotér, in DAWN Poems & Thoughts, Adelaide Books 2017

Please choose a plan

ONE TWO THREE
5 €
per month
10 €
per month
20 €
per month
Follow the production of the art books ”ÆTHER Poetic Images”:




- every month, a picture and a poem selected for each of the incoming books will be presented in Steady, and we will take your comments into consideration.
Follow the production of the art books ”ÆTHER Poetic Images” and receive art books:



- every month, a picture and a poem selected for each of the incoming books will be presented in Steady, and we will take your comments into consideration;

- every six months, you will receive the latest published art book, which will include an acknowledgement with the names of all supporters.
Follow the production of the art books ”ÆTHER Poetic Images” and receive art books, signed photos and poems:


- every month, a picture and a poem selected for each of the incoming books will be presented in Steady, and we will take your comments into consideration;

- every six months, you will receive the latest published art book, which will include an acknowledgement with the names of all supporters;

- every twelve months, you will receive a hand-crafted mounted printed photo, plus a hand-written poem, signed by the authors.
ONE
5 €
per month
Follow the production of the art books ”ÆTHER Poetic Images”:




- every month, a picture and a poem selected for each of the incoming books will be presented in Steady, and we will take your comments into consideration.
TWO
10 €
per month
Follow the production of the art books ”ÆTHER Poetic Images” and receive art books:



- every month, a picture and a poem selected for each of the incoming books will be presented in Steady, and we will take your comments into consideration;

- every six months, you will receive the latest published art book, which will include an acknowledgement with the names of all supporters.
THREE
20 €
per month
Follow the production of the art books ”ÆTHER Poetic Images” and receive art books, signed photos and poems:


- every month, a picture and a poem selected for each of the incoming books will be presented in Steady, and we will take your comments into consideration;

- every six months, you will receive the latest published art book, which will include an acknowledgement with the names of all supporters;

- every twelve months, you will receive a hand-crafted mounted printed photo, plus a hand-written poem, signed by the authors.
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