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Festival d'Autonome a Paris

July 27, 2013

 

In Paris, Maya collaborated on a new film with artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla and composer David Lang, which is centered around the original Venus of Lespugue, an ancient nude female figure from the Upper Paleolithic period. According to mathematician and renowned chaos theorist Ralph H. Abraham and social philosopher William Irwin Thomson, “the linear measurements taken from the Venus of Lespugue closely match the diatonic scale of the Vedic Aryans, also known as the Dorian mode of the ancient Greeks.” Taking this theory as a point of departure, the film will portray in visual and musical terms the process of transcribing the Venus figure into music, using the proportions of the statue as a musical scale. The work was filmed at the Musée de l’Homme, which counts the Venus of Lespugue as one of its most significant artifacts.

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