“Love is the name for our pursuit of wholeness, for our desire to be complete.” Plato – The Symposium
The Pursuit of Wholeness invites you into love. With readings, dedications and discos, you will be surrounded by it. Watch it grow and fall apart in a night.
I told myself love stories to get to sleep every night of my childhood. But as I grew up, the endings got more complicated. A shifting spectacle of love, this live art and projection installation asks the eternal questions. Can we blame Zeus for this burning desire, for cutting us in two with his lightning and leaving us forever searching for our other half? Did Brenton-from-the-year-above ever grow the rippling muscles Idreamt of? Can we take poetry seriously?
Sitting between visual art, storytelling and talk-back radio, this work weaves mythology and pop-culture into a contemporary narrative on human desire. Juxtaposing large scale projection against the diminution of humans within the urban landscape, and the grandiosity of feelings against the intimacy of relationships, Pursuit of Wholenessplayfully interrogates the contemporary obsession with romantic love.
The work ran for 12 hours, on a 50minute loop to over 7000 viewers at White Night Melbourne 2015
A collation of live and animated snippets from The Pursuit of Wholeness at White Night Melbourne 2015 in the Collins Street Baptists Church
Sound Design and Composition by Anatol Pitt
Stills from installation at White Night Melbourne Festival, 2015