Atheists Need Theology, Too

2016 | 00:11:21 | Canada / United States | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: Death and Dying, Mental Landscape, Philosophy, Religion/Spirituality

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My subconscious has melted away and seems to have been replaced by the muted, jangled chorus of my microbiome. I'm not sure if this condition is rare or widespread. I expect it is widespread and that our microbiomes are battling with our subconsciouses for supremacy. There is no battle in me, though. My subconscious is gone. Human Events is a series of works reflecting on this condition. It proceeds through a chain of associations. Atheists Need Theology, Too, the first of seven videos, begins with a poem by Emily Dickinson, To fill a Gap / Insert the Thing that caused it — . All of Human Events, then, could be read as a gloss on the poem. Or, one could choose — or be compelled by their dwindling subconsciouses and roiling microbiomes  to choose — any other link in this chain of associations and use that as the starting point.

— Steve Reinke