Pierre Durand The Golden Age
Statement by Pierre Durand: Because the PRISM theme was around the idea of civilization, I chose to start with Hesiod’s legend of Humanity going through four ages. That Greek concept with Golden, Heroic, Bronze, and Iron Ages also can be noticed in other oriental cultures with the idea of cycle. In Christianity, it appears that heaven is in the future and not in the past and the time is linear not cyclic. Ovid also described different steps of civilization. I added another Age to the Golden, Heroic, and Iron Ages that I names “Digital Age”. I tried to continue in my way to create a mythology for our time. I figure the cycle concept by keeping each Age in a cacoon constructed as a carousel that could turn into the light. This movement of the Ages coming into the light and showing color contributes to the concept of “eternal return”.