Cosmic Order I
8 mins 49 secs film
“Plato was interested in music and in the Pythagorean discovery that the intervals of the scale could be expressed numerically. He often uses musical metaphors, and treats audible harmony as an edifying aspect of cosmic order (Timaeus 47 e).” [i]
Cosmic Order I uses text relating to women and fire sourced from the 26 novels of Iris Murdoch which is set to the rhythm of an extended edit of Jimi Hendrix's 1968 Burning of the Midnight Lamp.
Cosmic Order I showed as part of Finding Feminism! The Dirty Word curated by Michaela Wetherell at Praxis Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, September 2016.
[i] Murdoch, I., (1978) The Fire and the Sun, why Plato banished the Artists, Oxford: Oxford University Press