ALEXANDER HAHN

electronic media artist

MORSE RIGVEDA X, 158, 4-5

(2013, 1:33’ loop, HD video, ≤27” flatscreen, mono)     


Long and short intervals of a flickering lamp in a Varanasi garage recite in Morse code the Rigveda X, 158, 4-5: 


"Give sight onto the eye, 

give thou our bodies sight that they may see: 

May we survey, discern this world. 

Thus, Surya, may we look on thee, 

on thee most lovely to behold."