‘The Garden Of Earthly Delights’
Weeks & Whitford With Shaun Caton
In this experimental performance, Weeks & Whitford collaborated with
veteran performer Shaun Caton.
Inspired by Bosch’s triptych ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ its complex ambiguous surreal and alchemical symbology the trio opened images and ritualistic actions of disintegration and renewal, consciousness, alienation and connection. Gathering and interpreting data, decoding and problem solving alongside manifestations of consciousness of mortality to represent knowledge as held in its totality between the psyche and pneuma and between the genders.
Gnostic interpretations of the story of the Garden of Eden inform this performance and challenge the established biblical notion of knowledge as sin and of Eve as a temptress. Here Eve is the first human, a benevolent teacher, a source, newly conscious of mortality bringing others into awareness reminding us of the goddess as our shared origin.