Eos ~ the world before machines

New Video, Aug 2015

Every morning, Eos rises from her golden throne, opens the gates of heaven and announces the coming of the sun and a new day when anything can happen.

Eos is a little Zen with a ‘beginner’s mind’, open and receptive to reality like a child’s.Eos is more primal than poetry ; she goes to the heart of the matter, being alive, a breathing sensate being.

 

‘Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty.” Junichiro Tanizaki, In Praise of Shadows.

 

Eos rails against technology while using it. We are immersed in a technological world, ‘Modern machines are quintessentially microelectronic devices: they are everywhere and they are invisible . . . Writing, power, and technology are old partners in Western stories of the origin of civilisation, but miniaturisation has changed our experience of mechanism.’ Donna Haraway [1]

But there is a time and a place – we need more time and s/pace away from technology. ‘In fact there can be no divorce between science and technology, on the one hand, and art, on the other, any more than there can be a divorce between art and the forms of social life.’ Susan Sontag [2]


 With thanks to John Laidler for sounds and engineering.


[1] Donna Haraway, ‘A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century’ in Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature, Routledge, 1991

[2] Susan Sontag, ‘On Culture and the New Sensibility’, in Against Interpretation, Dell Publishing, 1966.