The All Is One
Korppiradio is happy to present Rava vavàra composition The All is One as a key element of the radio installation “Hetkinen…” (“Just a Moment…”) in Hirvitalo, and Korppiradio analog transmission on a local frequency 91,0 MHz.
The transmission starts on 17th August and goes on for one week until Sunday 23rd August 2020.
The stream will be pausing occasionally for Korppiradio / Hirvitalo community transmissions and other radio art content created by the participants of the exhibition and the radio workshop.
Between the first and the third centuries B.C. alchemy started being taught in an academy in the city of Alexandria, in ancient Egypt. Founded by an early alchemist called Mary the Jewess, it was depicted by historians as a popular and prolific centre of knowledge and research.
Among Mary’s disciples little is known about Cleopatra the Alchemist, which is believed to be a pseudonym for a group of alchemists developing medicaments. Even if Cleopatra the alchemist is named in a number of texts, what is mostly relevant about her heritage is a document called Chrysopoeia (Χρυσοποιία Κλεοπάτρας): a single sheet document located in a X-XI century A.C. manuscript in the Biblioteca Marciana in Venice, containing symbols, drawings and captions.
Given the unknown meaning of the diagrams, in the Chrysopoeia we witness a complexity of the drawings and the presence of a Ouroboros, the symbol of the ethernal return. A sentence inscribed in the Ouroboros addresses the idea of interdependence among things.
The translation of this inscription is not precise. One of the most credited translations is The all is one.
At the beginning of march 2020 a group of artists that have been participating to the project Rava vavàra got engaged in a collective project to face the covid-19 contagion, taking inspiration from Cleopatra’s Ouroboros and the story behind it. At the basis of the process of creation of this soundwork lays the will of extending practices and connections between artists that are located in different places and belong to different art domains and traditions.
The possibility of producing a collective work that is more than the simple matching of individual artworks is at the core of the experiment as well as the idea that a number of authors contributing to a single artwork gives birth to something different that the sum of the individual contributions. The final sound art piece is a loop, with no real beginning and no ending.
The all is one has been broadcasted so far on Archipel Community Radio in Berlin (Germany), Radio Quarantine – the Indian Sonic Research Organisation in Bangalore (India), ∏node Radio in Paris (France), Radio Corax in Halle (Germany), Radio Orange in Wien (Austria), Radio Raheem in Milano (Italy), Radio Onda Rossa in Rome (Italy), KunstradioÖ1 in Austria, Wave Farm WGXC Radio in Acra NY (USA), Cashmere Radio in Berlin (Germany), Radio Helsinki in Graz (Austria)
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