in the beginning


Morning after the Deluge, 2003, Paul Pfeiffer Born Hawaii 1966, active New York Video projection installation, 20 mins. Courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Some 13.5 billion years ago, matter and energy came into being in the Big Bang.
Their story is called Physics.

Some 300,000 years after the Big Bang, matter and energy combined into atoms and molecules.
Their story is called Chemistry.

4 billion years ago, some atoms and molecules combined into organisms.
Their story is called Biology.

70,000 years ago, organisms belonging to the Homo sapiens species combined to form cultures.
Their story is called History.