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    Ancient Greeks believed that five rivers flowed through the Underworld. Cocytus: river of lamentation, sometimes referred to as a frozen lake. Acheron: river of sorrow across which Souls are ferried to the Underworld. Lethe: river of forgetfulness, often referred to as a pool. Phlegethon: river of fire. Styx: river of hate that separates the upper and lower worlds. Visual: Super 8 by Jeff Bay Smith, shot in Austria. Aural: field recordings from Peru, Spain, San Francisco & original music by A. BONNEL.

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    • Rivers of the Underworld

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      http://www.mkjohnsonmusic.com/ 2009 Rivers of the Underworld Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities, Bogliasco (Genoa), Italy Glass vessels, digital animation, discarded objects, light, shadow and sound, oils, found objects Installation by Daniel K. Brown Greek and Roman mythology (Plato’s Phaedo and Republic, Homer’s Odyssey, Virgil’s Aeneid, and later in Dante’s Commedia) describes five Rivers of the Underworld all flowing underground and meeting within the oceans of the southern hemisphere at a point opposite Jerusalem – which aligns closely with the location of New Zealand. The five rivers were Acheron the River of Sorrow, Styx the River of Hatred, Phlegethonthe River of Boiling Blood, Cocytus the River of Frozen Tears, and finally the last was Lethe the River of Forgetfulness. The Greeks and Romans believed these five rivers equated to five actual underground rivers in Europe. This work is composed of five large apothecary jars representing ‘water’ from the five rivers of the underworld. The jars are filled with blackened oil surrounding elements and fetishes representing the individual themes of Sorrow, Frozen Tears, Boiling Blood, Hatred, and Forgetfulness. These jars represent the overall work as reliquaries and act as witnesses to the work’s conclusion.

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      • 2009 Rivers of the Underworld

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        http://www.danielkbrown.com 2009 Rivers of the Underworld Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities, Bogliasco (Genoa), Italy. Music by Mark K. Johnson Installation by Daniel K. Brown Five apothecary jars (485mm X 150mm each), digital animation, discarded objects, light, shadow and sound, oils and found objects. Greek and Roman mythology (Plato’s Phaedo and Republic, Homer’s Odyssey, Virgil’s Aeneid, and later in Dante’s Commedia) describes five rivers of the Underworld all flowing underground and meeting within the oceans of the southern hemisphere at a point opposite Jerusalem – which aligns closely with the location of New Zealand. The five rivers were Acheron the River of Sorrow, Styx the River of Hatred, Phlegethon the River of Boiling Blood, Cocytus the River of Frozen Tears, and finally the last was Lethe the River of Forgetfulness. The Greeks and Romans believed these five rivers equated to five actual underground rivers in Europe. This work is composed of five large apothecary jars representing ‘water’ from the five rivers of the underworld. The jars are filled with blackened oil surrounding elements and fetishes representing the individual themes of Sorrow, Frozen Tears, Boiling Blood, Hatred, and Forgetfulness. These jars represent the overall work as reliquaries and act as witnesses to the work’s conclusion.

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