‘When he had attain’d to this degree of Knowledge, he found that the whole Orb of the Heavens and whatsoever was contain’d in it, was as one Thing compacted and join’d together; and that all those Bodies which he us’d to consider before, as Earth, Water, Air, Plants, Animals and the like, were all of them so contain’d in it, as never to go out of its Bounds : and that the whole was like One Animal, in which the Luminaries represented the Senses; the Spheres so join’d and compacted together, answer’d to the Limbs; and in the midst, the World of Generation and Corruption, to the Belly, in which the Excrements and Humors are contain’d, and which oftentimes breeds Animals, as the Greater World.’
‘Sentry Reign’ references spoken text from Ibn Tufayl’s 12th century text, Hayy Ibn Yaqzan. The piece forms a personal repose in which a dialogue between the themes of auto-didacticism, solitude, and understanding are explored through the interrelationship of sound and language.
18 October – 5 November 2016
“Listen closely… the eternal hush of silence goes on and on throughout all this, and has been going on, and will go on and on. This is because the world is nothing but a dream and is just thought of and the everlasting eternity pays no attention to it.”
‘From Silence’ is an Anima-Mundi mixed exhibition curated by Joseph Clarke held at Herrick Gallery, London.