Intuitive Projects is a platform dedicated to exploring the work of one of my ancestors, the Chilean-born, painter, poet, playboy and boxer, Álvaro Guevara Reimers (1894-1951).
Despite their tumultuously bohemian conjugal - yet mostly separated - life, when Álvaro became terminally ill with cancer, Meraud cared for him in her property ‘La Tour de Cesar’, near Aix-en- Provence, until he died in October 1951. In his last year of life he was composing a collection of prose poems in French. Guinness published it posthumously, in 1954, as a small edition of 400 copies, titled Dictionnaire Intituif. The Chilean poet Pablo Neruda wanted to translate the text into Spanish but died before this could happen.
Project developed in collaboration with curator Federica Chiocchetti, founding director of the photo-literary platform Photocaptionist.
A preview was published in Unseen magazine 2015.