In this post I want you to bring part 3 of my latest project (for those who missed out on part 1, more info at the bottom of this post). If you want to hear the audio, just click on the image (duration 141 sec).

Venus. Mixed technics on canvas 45 x 45 cm by Shaharee Vyaas (2023). Collection Civilization and Cosmos part 3

Eight hours by Isaac G. Blanchard

Labor wants to make things over, tired of toil for naught,
With but bare enough to live upon, and never an hour for thought;,
Their hands and hearts weary, and homes are heavy with dole ;
A life filled with drudgery, kills the human soul!,
wanting to feel the sunshine, and wanting to smell the flowers.
And Venus said: you will have eight hours.
Eight hours for work, eight hours for rest, eight hours for leisure!
Enjoy the fruits of labor and fill your life with pleasure.
Capital respect Labor! for it shall arise in might;
It has filled the world with plenty, it shall fill the world with light!

My latest project concerns itself with a multimedia installation that consists of a rotating rhombicuboctahedron that is suspended in a magnetic field. The twelve square faces of the rhombicuboctahedron are carrying an image that represents the mythological aspects of the main celestial bodies that make our planetary system. While the installation makes every two minutes a turn to bring another planet in focus, a melody is played that consists of a classical music tune that is derived from the electromagnetic waves emitted by this particular celestial body mixed with a poem that refers to a specific phase that occurs in every civilization cycle with a reference to the classic European mythology that backs it up. The installation measures about 3 meters over 3 meter. The concept of this installation is founded upon the idea of how the cyclical nature of a multitude of phenomena mirrors circulatory cosmological and biological patterns.

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