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Maurício Ianês - The Abyss

The movement of ascension by climbing the vertiginous staircase in the Oude Kerk resembles the ambition of those involved in the mythical building of the tower of Babel. This myth recounts the punishment men received by trying to get too close to God: the separation of the peoples through the use of different languages. The height of the tower, or the height of their ambition, casts the deepest abyss of language, that of the inexpressible.

Soundscape by Paul Glazier