COSMOS / \ CHAOS, Meditations on Mythology, Part 1
Mixed media installation, 2014Supported and installed at the V&A Museum
Meditations on Mythology stages a set for a cosmic, therapeutic intervention, encountering mythologies around transformational experiences transmitted through objects and ornamentations, universal myths, therapy, healing and ASMR videos.
The videos are pages from antiquity sales catalogues from various auction houses. Some of these objects have passed through the V&A Museum as part of their provenance.
We begin and end with The Lowenfeld Test; a diagnostic technique comprised of geometric, coloured wooden tiles, created in 1927 by psychiatrist Dr Margaret Lowenfeld. In a private space, I invited visitors to interact with the test in front of me so I was able work through possible meanings based on Jungian archetypes and mythological stories from around the world.
“For the ancient Greeks, the word Kosmos was set in contrast to Chaos. Chaos preceded the emergence of the world as we know it, but was succeeded by Cosmos. Cosmos articles expelled chaos and revealed order.” (K.Bloomer, The Nature of Ornament).
Collaborative contributor: Artist Lorraine ClarkeCamera operator + Editor: Sally Mumby-CroftGraphic design: Russell Palmer