Brendan Dawes
The Aesthetics of Form and Code

The Pandora Variations

A collaboration of music, choreography and generative art as a reaction to the pandemic, inspired by the myth of Pandora

    2021
  • Digital video
  • 3840 x 2160 pixels UHD (colour, sound, 25fps)
  • Duration variable

The Pandora Variations takes inspiration from the myth of Pandora and presents generative work with original music and choreography in five distinct, though connected parts; Hatred, Jealousy, Turmoil, Sickness and Hope.

The events of the last year have left an indelible mark on our world. We wanted to create a series of works which recognised not only the pain and loss during the pandemic but also, and most importantly, hope. After the evils of the world were released from Pandora’s jar, hope remained. We felt this was a fitting reminder to us all how through all the anguish we should always look for hope.

Concept and Generative Art by Brendan Dawes.
Music by Logan Nelson, performed by the Calder Quartet.
Choreography and performance by Charlotte Edmonds.

Auctioned at Sotheby's on June 8th 2021