Bruno Botella is the author of an experimental work that is characterised by a creative process that is free from the suggestions of consciousness. Seeking to disengage himself from himself and from all artistic activity, the artist develops devices that aim to take the imprint of a psychic activity in a sculpted object. He works with his arms immersed in boxes that make his gesture invisible, sometimes sculpting unusual materials such as anaesthetic clay or qotrob, a hallucinogenic modelling paste of his own invention. As a mirror to these plastic and sensory experiments, Botella maintains a drawing practice whose research goes back to the first cartoons he produced after graduating from the Beaux-Arts in Paris. With this new series, produced in Kyoto where he now lives, he strives to make his gesture as free as possible, letting his calligraphy brush run over the paper to bring out, in his words, “an unexpected and strange image like a hallucination”.