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Four Elements

The title of the video refers to the four classical elements – air, fire, water and earth – of the ancient Greek philosophy. Although modern science has abandoned this idea a long time ago, it still reveals the ancient request of human being to explain the world – a question that still exists in the contemporary society. 

The sound track of the video is from a Japanese sound artist Ryoji Ikeda. The electronic music he has made are remarkably intriguing, since the frequencies are, most of the time, at the edges of human hearing. There is the contrast between the images/objects of the early history and the sound of the modern era, and thus juxtaposes the active human science and technology with (seemingly) passive/organic natural environment.

Four Elements

The title of the video refers to the four classical elements – air, fire, water and earth – of the ancient Greek philosophy. Although modern science has abandoned this idea a long time ago, it still reveals the ancient request of human being to explain the world – a question that still exists in the contemporary society. 

The sound track of the video is from a Japanese sound artist Ryoji Ikeda. The electronic music he has made are remarkably intriguing, since the frequencies are, most of the time, at the edges of human hearing. There is the contrast between the images/objects of the early history and the sound of the modern era, and thus juxtaposes the active human science and technology with (seemingly) passive/organic natural environment.

Four Elements