MARTYRS. I will die for what I do. Pay attention. I will show you. #MADISONconfessions Soon.
SAGE. @sagefrancissfr Has influenced me indefinitely. I existed as a projection for him. He, as a drawing for me. Although not together, here, in 2014. Here we are, Uncle Sage in the light, and Madisonephew, on the screen.
MARTYR. Here they lie. The glorious dead. Tormented demons. Forever at war. On the battlefield. Inside of my head. #MADISONconfessions
KILL. Of all of the things. That I miss the most. I miss myself. Who never really existed. Did I let go? Did I not know? Pay attention to this Martyr-effect. It’s almost time. To kill the architect. #MADISONIST
SURRENDER. Sparks of life and ideas beguile us. But most are too blind to let go. And realign, so that this ‘unknown’ can find us. And redesign us. I died, I am still alive. I found what mine was. I can help you. Pay attention. This is not madness. This is reality. Divided. #MADISONIST
MARTYR. Magic is dead. Suffering creates purity. What are you willing to sacrifice? Not to become an Artist. But to become Art. These are not playing cards. I am a Martyr. And this is what is left of Daniel Madison. #MADISONconfessions
TYRANNY. ...is the deliberate removal of nuance. Muddy water look deep. The simple nature of a complicated beast. An instructive gnomic utterance of totemism. Make me a channel of your tormented peace. I am vanishing. Let me show you. What is underneath. #MADISONIST
CHARLIE. I know no bond as honest. Or friend as loyal. It goes to show. Drop every inhibition. Every fear. And just exist. Life returns. It gave me Charlie. x
CONFESSIONS. There are no Saints without Sinners. No sacrifice without reward. And no Confessions. That go unforgiven. In the Church of Madison. Pay close attention. Charlie, has delivered. #MADISONconfessions
CREATIVITY. Cannot be forced. Imagined, or faked. Taught, restricted / restrained. Bought, predicted or made. So why is it, then? For fuck sake. Time to kill the architect. #MADISONIST
TODAY. It is all that we have. There is not enough time on our side. To run from tomorrow. Follow heart or mind. Just make sure that it is yours. Or, fuck it out the window and drink some Whiskey. Hello tomorrow. #iAMdanielMADISON
SINK. The ocean cares not for my fear of it. Nor this boat my faith in it. Or I existence. Yet something keeps. ‘But what I really want to know is, Is the kitchen in the house?’
FORGIVE. Forgiveness is powerful. I forgive myself daily. For the battles that I lose with myself. And I embrace the lessons. And then suffer for more. Which deck could this card belong to? #iAMaHELLION
MADNESS. Do not suppress your demons. They will carry you through the most hellish of wars. And help you paint the most beautiful of images. From the shallows of their tormented origins. The Hellions have siblings. You’ll get to meet them soon. #iAMaHELLION
ELECTRIC. Rob / @electricpicture.house Has been tattooing me for almost 4 years. I wouldn’t trust anybody else. It’s been good to watch his Electric Picture House come to life. www.ELECTRICPICTURE.house I spend a lot of time there. If any of you get booked in with Rob, let me know and I’ll come and hang out.
SPOKEN. It is too soon to reveal. But the message is clear. To free ourselves from addiction. We have to kill the architect. The abyss is shallow. Follow the links…
PROVOKE. ‘Worst thing I ever did to another person in this world is nothing.’ I don’t care if you love or hate something. If it didn’t provoke an emotion, opinion or thought. Then it failed as art. Remember what happened when I called Erdnase a cunt? I’ll be telling that story soon. #NOBODYxMADISON
HELLION. They were released early, only to those loyal. And they were taken before they got to see the light. The day never came. Thank you. I am with you all. Details of the 2nd Edition can be found at my YouTube. Follow the links… #iAMaHELLION
HEIGHTS. I meditate in dangerous places. The closer to death the better. If you are not prepared to die for your art. You are not being fair to your art. Tomorrow may never come. It is important to remind yourself that you are alive today. It doesn’t matter which side of the ledge you get down from. As long as you went there. #iAMaHELLION Photo by @nicolasnargeot
HELLION. Two days until the official release. I sacrificed other decks and parts of me. All for the Hellions. Join me on August 2nd. It is the start of something much bigger. #iAMaHELLION
FAITH. I suffer for my art. And my offerings are pieces of me. Heaven, Hell, Purgatory and Absolution. They are one and the same in my Church. Follow the links. #iAMaHELLION
JOKER. An idea cannot be killed.
KNIFE. The Knife is Real. I made this a while ago. Youtube won’t let me post it. Maybe Instagram will take it down too. But Vimeo are kind, the full version is there called MADISONIST. It is my personal favourite and means the most to me. With Hellions on the way, I have the same feeling that I had when I made this film. Real art takes sacrifice. I only share the art that I suffered for. That is why Hellions, are more than playing cards. #iAMaHELLION
SCARLET. And in the end. I will be nothing more that a deck of cards. In the hands of a stranger. Pretentious. Narcissistic. Inexistent. I want to discontinue another one of my decks. Which one should we say goodbye to?
CHARLIE. This is Charlie. He’s the the best friend you could ever wish for. He’s been with me all of my life. He’s an important part of every deck of cards that I have created. Charlie has news on the way about some new decks that I am about to release. Hellions will be here very soon, along with something else. #iAMaHELLION
EXIST. Follow the links, fuck the destination, the journey is all that counts. #iAMaHELLION