Ultimate Substance
Anja Kirschner and David Panos, 2012
34 mins, Format: HD / 16:9

Drawing on references from archaeology, philosophy, mathematics and ritual,
Ultimate Substance departs from the hypothesis that the introduction of coinage in the ancient Greek world effected a profound cognitive shift towards abstraction and was key to the emergence of western philosophic, scientific and dramatic traditions.

Commissioned by Secession, Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen, Liverpool Biennial and FACT, with support from Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, CentrePasquArt Biel, NEON and Arts Council England.

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