On Enlightenment: The Cave: An Adaptation of Plato’s Allegory In Clay by Michael Ramsey and John Grigsby

The philosopher Plato speaks of his understanding of human nature in Book VII of The Republic, in a short allegory known as the Allegory of the Cave, which you can read here. He felt that the process of enlightenment and learning was a wonderful and yet traumatic experience, one which left a human being lonely … Continue reading On Enlightenment: The Cave: An Adaptation of Plato’s Allegory In Clay by Michael Ramsey and John Grigsby

Night Noise at the Palais Garnier: Conatus: La Nuit du Danseur

Conatus: La Nuit du Danseur, or in English, Conatus: The Night of the Dancer, is an intriguing video by French multi-media artist Boris Achour. A tap dancer wearing a luminous mask moves alone by night through the exhibition The Power of Art at the Grand Palais in Paris. This is part of Achour's Conatus series, which explores the driving force or effort of a thing to … Continue reading Night Noise at the Palais Garnier: Conatus: La Nuit du Danseur