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 
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 
With thanks to John Laidler for sounds and engineering.
 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
 Susan Sontag, ‘On Culture and the New Sensibility’, in Against Interpretation, Dell Publishing, 1966.