faint oura one

artist

anna samsøe

price

7.300,00 kr

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year

2017

dimensions

22 x 23 x 31 cm

media

materials

white clay, rainbow glaze, speaker, sound of 4000 year old song from rig veda

about

the faint oura one is a part of a ceramic series about the ouroboros. the ouroborus, derrived from the word oura meaning tail or the one, is found in the book crysopoeia by alchemist cleopatra. the book is know for its gold making recipes and the even more interesting thoughts on ouroboros have been unnoticed for many years. the image show a serpent looped once before eating its own tail. the serpent sustain life solely by consuming his own body. ouroboros is a symbol that express the unity of all things, material and spiritual, which never disappear but perpetually change form in an eternal cycle of destruction and re- creation. ancient traditions are kept alive in the same way – the repetition is crucial for its continual existence.

songs from the rig veda are more than 5000 years old, and the teachings and knowledge they carry have been passed on ever since. it is believed that every time a song is repeated, it gains more influence. today the tradition of sanskrit mantras from rig veda have great competition from modern popmusic with very different intentions. from the inside of faint oura one you hear a voice singing one of the ancient songs from rig veda.