A Healing Palindrome by Eames Demetrios is part of his international project Kcymaerxthaere with more than 100 sites in 22 countries around the globe. Kcymaerxthaere is a global storytelling project that creates a parallel universe through the creation of historical plaques and sites. This site serves to establish New Harmony as a sister community to a small town in Indonesia which will be the site of a submerged labyrinth. The forms relate to sites throughout the United States and in other countries which establish New Harmony as an integral component in a developing system of interrelated art sites. In addition to the physical structures, Demetrios maintains a website that interlinks sites and publishes tour guides.
A generation of generations ago, the seasonal flood waters that covered this field receded after a particularly devastating season. It was no surprise that forms like these were left behind, for these were words from the shape language known as Beshwa Nyelvate, spoken by the underwater culture that lived in these waters. Palindromes have s special importance in Nyelvate because they help words heal – important since many of the words in those languages have very sensitive feelings.
Eames is the grandson of designers Ray and Charles Eames and has international recognition as a professional speaker and principal of the Eames Office. In addition he curates the Design, Architecture and Sustainability Film Fest, and is geographer at large in his ongoing international project, Kcymaerxthaere.