FLEUR REUVERS: I think that the use of cremation in India is the best
Promethean fire. It's a power of destruction but also a force of renewal.
The fire gives the
possibility of new life. This is a picture of me five or six years ago.
It was taken by a
very good friend of mine, some months
before something happened that turned my whole world upside-down. The
look I have there I will
have again, but I still have my fire. I'm still a redhead!
I also think the fire of Prometheus is present in this personal ad I saw
in the paper
IMKE RUIGROK: The fire is like a sneaky allowance. Like when your father
tells you "
Do it, but don't tell your Mum - she might get worried." This makes you
feel exalted, but you
KARLIJN HAARS: For me the fire is the inspiration at makes people WANT to
capacities for knowledge, creation and joy, like the two "Running Women
on the Beach" by
ROBERTO VOORBIJ: The fire is that glow in my chest. That rush to my head
something dynamic happens.
DANIELLE DE GAST: This fire is now deep inside of everyone.
It's the warm and glowing feeling you have when you really love someone or
It's like the fire of the Aztecs' "New Fire Ceremony". In this ritual,
the heart of a
was ripped out and a flame was started in the hole of the victim's chest.
This happened a few
after the new year and every fire but this was extinguished and all the
community's pots were
This is a great portrayal of the duality of fire: constructive and
destructive, inside and
outside. It also
reminds me of the love I feel for my boyfriend, because he's really into
LAURA TEUNISSEN: The fire is the beginning of the power to create in
order to survive. In
"Starry Night" by Vincent Van Gogh, the painting shows a landscape by
night. In the sky we
can see the moon and the stars. These elements are painted like great
fire balls .
ANTOINET FAAY: When I think of Prometheus' fire, I think of this picture
of my grandparents.
Their passion for one another, the love they enjoyed together, this is the
fire of Prometheus
TIM: So the fire of Prometheus is Love, Passion,
Volition, Sacrifice, Birth, Creation, Destruction, Renewal,
SARAH KEYZER: The fire of Prometheus is even more complex. It's like
these postcards you can
free in bars or schools. You can cut the card and make a little box out
of it. The outside is
pink and white and decorated with hearts - it seems to contain a love
message. But when you
open the box, the truth comes out: someone has sent you a hate message.
response by Joe Katzman