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End of the Journey of Millions of Years #5

(Lumia Scale No. 5)
1985-9O: LEDs, lights, electronics, wood, spun glass, paint, software













Traveling on an ancient egyptian bark was a symbol for transversing the afterlife, traditionally a journey of millions of years. But when the New York Science Times reported on 4/16/1985 that DNA from an ancient egyptian mummy had been "resurrected" by genetic engineers, the end of that ancient journey appeared to be at hand. During this period, I wrote 'Modern Metaphysics,' an art book examining these issues. (A copy of it was later included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.) To continue my investigation, I also created Lumia Scale No. 5, which permits an interactive invocation of Horus-Ra, an ancient egyptian godform associated with resurrection.






Provenance

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1997 "The Shape of Time and Tide," curated by Joy Wulke,
Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CN
1996 "Profound Playthings," curated by Leslie Scheiblberg,
Hastings-on-Hudson Gallery, NY
1995 "Westbeth: The Next 25 Years," selected by J. Taylor Basker,
Westbeth Galleries, NYC





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