bembe – africa

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within the aesthetics of immateriality and immortality

it is told, that the african bembe sculpture incorporates the soul of a person that has passed away. to proof this finding the sculpture was surveyed by digital image processing. high quality aesthetic images were produced using a state of the art satellite software for earth detection. by applying the software package ‘center of gravity’ a hidden hole was found in the 3D-reality of the sculpture exactly at the position of the dead person’s “soul”.

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