‘The Tabula Cebetes, A Story’
Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
The Tabula Cebetes was written by the philosopher Cebes around 450 BC. Cebes was a disciple of Socrates and his particular type of moral philosophy. The Tabula Cebetes belongs to the first area of Socrates’ philosophy – the divine system – that represents a neat compartmentalised interpretation of life (the house of life) which nevertheless tries to accommodate the random and unpredictable nature of things.
The works (low relief drawings shallow frames) in this collection follow the story, chapter by chapter, and attempt to give a very old piece of writing some contemporary relevance.