'Descent into the Ocean is followed by a return to light' refers to Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness', and to recognition of primal forces in the Ocean that still form us.
The title came only after composing the dance and video, which seemed to come spontaneously, unconsciously.
'Philosophers spend a good deal of time inspecting and analysing processes that are usually - and perhaps must remain - implicit, unconscious, intuitive; in other words, examining the life of the right hemisphere [of the brain] from the standpoint of the left. It is perhaps not surprising that the glue begins to disintegrate, and there is a nasty cracking noise as the otherwise normally robust sense of self comes apart, possibly revealing more about the merits (or otherwise) of the process, than the self under scrutiny.'
Iain McGilchrist (2009. p.89)
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