The Decay, Crown Manifest
Concept, Preformance, and music scoring done by the Artist: Mostafa Darwish
Video Performance: Mostafa Darwish
Video Editing and Animation : Mostafa Darwish
Music composing and scoring: Mostafa Darwish Nov 2019
"The sun was the power and so I stole it.” — Apep, devouring the world. Excerpt from the Book of the Dead.
Dualism is a philosophical concept that defined Ancient Egyptian political structures, social structures, and religious views. With good, Ma’at, comes chaos — Isfet. One cannot exist without its opposite. If Isfet overcomes human will, decay will manifest, and humanity will rot. Apep, the serpent, lord of chaos, is a pure manifestation of Isfet, roaming the underworld and seducing mortals with its powers, eating the souls of the tormented, surrendered dead.
Decay is unacceptable as a natural course of events, so our world is separated from the cosmos, away from order. A cyclical daily battle: Ma'at overpowering Isfet.
But for how long can Ma'at endure?
(" The sun was the power and so I stole it.” As Apep Devours the world )
Book of the Dead excerpt