a semblance of order

Mutating bodies singing a version of the motet Absalon, fili mi, possibly by Josquin des Prez.

“For I believe that ideas about separating, purifying, demarcating and punishing
transgressions have as their main function to impose system on an
inherently untidy experience. It is only by exaggerating the difference
between within and without, about and below, male and female, with and
against, that a semblance of order is created.”

Mary Douglas

Premiered in 2009.