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RHYTHM arises when chaos, fear, grief, struggle, passions are so strong experienced and felt — or this was felt  long ago, in archaic times — that they threaten(ed) the order and balance of the community.

The willingness not to perish as a community takes the elements of chaos and threat and begins to transform them into a rhythm. Chaos becomes an initially brittle and fragile, then increasingly suggestive form, not infrequently ecstatic. The greater the threat of chaos and affect, the greater the force of the rhythm, the success of which turns chaos into positive form.

The existential, extremely affect-related origin of the rhythms presented is what makes the series so attractive. All rhythms here have an archaic core; they always also signify the triumph of culture over nature and affect.

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