Sunday, February 13, 2011

Fire of Prometheus: 10,000 Years Burned in Effigy


This video is part of a project centered around the myth of Prometheus, the titan who brought fire to mankind and was chained to a mountain for ten thousand years afterwords, partly because of it. The idea for this is that Prometheus, upon his release. might have wanted to burn the years of his confinement in effigy. The spiral in the video was created out of 10,000 matches (about 40 boxes worth), one for each year of Prometheus' sentence, and then the experience of its burning was documented. Accompanied by Debussy's Clair de Lune.

Although the audio is not mine, this video is copyright Genevieve Alberti, please do not redistribute without linking back here and giving credit, and do not distribute commercially without permission.

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