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a Flash Slideshow by Banu Haznedar
Hymn to Pan

This is a 60 MB slideshow of profound and haunting images, abstracts of the human form, by the Turkish artist Banu Haznedar, accompanied by a throbbing and passionate audio track. It runs for about 8 1/2 minutes. The slideshow is composed not so much of a series of separate images, although they are indeed exactly that, but rather of consecutive images building to a climax. Why the artist is paying homage to Pan, an ancient Greek god, is something we may have to think about. It should be known that Pan was an ancient Greek god of shepherds and flocks, of mountains, of the wilderness, of hunting and rustic music who wandered the hills and mountains of Arkadia, a part of ancient Greece, playing his pipes and chasing the nymphs or goddesses. He had great sexual prowess, even though depicted as a man with horns, legs and tail of a goat, and with thick beard, snub nose and pointed ears.

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