(chronosomatically) Contemplating the Navel
(another) Transcendence from duality into singularity
In terms of human anatomy, the hip bones furnish the connective link between the bones of the legs and the vertebrae of the spinal column; they articulate with the femurs (thigh bones), the sacral bone (the base of the spine), and to each other. The dual nature of the hip bones, however, relates them closer to the legs than to the spine, and, as such, the hip bones present the final embodiment of the duality that begins with the feet and the legs. The body's foremost duality then, which ends externally as the legs fuse into the torso, continues internally through the femurs and the hip bones. In the same way that chronosomatics equates the transition of the legs into the torso with the birth of Christ, the transition from the (dual) hip bones to the (singular) navel also corresponds with a birth; the root meaning of the word renaissance is to be born again. Since history has already defined the socio-cultural activity of Europe during the 15th and 16th centuries as a rebirth, the Timepiece of Humanity offers an additional definition for this period. Because of the corporal transition from two to one, the Renaissance also connotes humanity's re-transcendence from a duality to a singularity. In this case, the upper edges of the hip bones represent the end of a long standing and structurally dominant duality, while the navel represents the arrival of a new singularity.
Stephen Lauf © 2017.02.12