HOMO EGG EGG
Trine : Hello, who are you? Are you there?
Øyvind : Hello, it's me, Baktruppen, we're right down beneath.
Trine : Is there a difference between them up there and and us down here?
Øyvind : They are looking at us.
Trine : We can't see you.
Øyvind : We are like the Neanderthals.
Trine : Is there no difference between Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis and the ordinary Homo Sapiens Sapiens?
Øyvind : That's an open question, you don't have to answer yet. You never know how prehistoric you are, and why.
Trine : How do I look? Do I look prehistoric? You see, I can't see you, you see.
Øyvind : Good evening. This is a re-run. What has happened?
Trine : I don't know what it is, but it keeps on happening.
Øyvind : That's something! But is it new?
Trine : All old happenings seem new to me.
Øyvind : Neanderthals dwell in the darkness of the earth and our minds, from where they spread well. Maybe that's why we seem to be one family? Am I turning into something else?
Trine : I don't know. Have I ever been somebody else than somebody else to you? Face it. You know me?
Øyvind : I know your face, it's different than mine. How about your face?
Ingvild : Hello, my face is fine. You can't tell pig from swine. I hear you loud and clear. It feels like you are here.
John : You can hear everything down here, you know. I hear everything! Hello?
Trine : Can you see any difference?
PICTURE: MASTURBATION / ØYVIND / EGGS / other
HARP: MASTURBATION FANTASY
Øyvind : Mankind hasn't got any family tree with one single trunk. Either it's a bush with lots of trunks, or it's a jungle. Some still claim that the world was completed on October 29., 4004 B.C., and that all existing things was made by God during the six, original days, from October 23. to October 29., 4004 B.C. All europeans believed this to be the truth 200 years ago. During these last 200 years, the world has become 15 billion years older.
Apes, half apes and a certain kind of shrew mice are our closest relatives in the animal kingdom.
The first ones who got up on their hind legs and straightened up their backs, is called the Australopithecuses. They roamed around in Africa, and had nothing to do with Australia. In latin, "Australo" means "southern", and "pithecus" is the word for "ape". From "pithecus" we've got the English expression "it's a pity", which means: "It is just another ape."
200 years ago nobody knew anything about pithecuses. They thought that humankind was made by God to rule the earth. That is, the humanity was represented by the so-called white race. And God had told them to exterminate all the brutes.
People like to think they know their origins. The direct line from God to man was broken when extinct species of other humanoids were found. The scientists established a whole new family of humans, all
of them entitled to wear the name "Homo", which means "the same". Our now commonly accepted family of Homos kicks off with Homo Rudolfensis. They wear the name of a German imperialist who had made his luck in Ethiopia. Rudolf had a little brain.
By far the most famous of our Homo relatives are the Neanderthals, who was stronger built and had bigger brains than modern people. The Neanderthals lived in caves, huts and tents. In the span of 200.000 years, the Neanderthals grew more and more similar to us. They could talk, and they seem to have developed a high cultural level. It was them who first buried their dead: with flowers, red ochre and burial gifts. They also took care of the ill, the old and the crippled. A Neanderthal found in Iraqi Kurdistan had one blind eye, his right arm was crippled from birth, and the hand is obviously cut off - this amputation was probably made to relieve him of pain caused by the deformed arm - in addition, his left leg was broken several times. It is obvious that this man could not have been able to take care of himself. Still he lived out the average 40 years on this planet.
Homo Sapiens means "the wise man". We are the only hominids that survived. Homo Sapiens Sapiens means "the wise wise man". That's us. Some say that our ability of abstract thinking is more advanced than that of the Neanderthals, but we know next to nothing about them. I'd say it's just as much about how we view ourselves and how we state our wisdom, than how we look at them.
In relationship to the Neanderthals, we ask the questions and they never answer, though they used to speak. We don't know what was going on in their big brains. They played the flute a hundred thousand years ago, and we don't remember the tune.
The Neanderthals are just like us, but we are different.
Trine : Worm Winther, are you different?
Worm : Worm Winther, hello. I am trying to find out if my sperm act like me. I don't know anybody like me. I'm the one. Hello! I'm not the other. Hello?
SOUND: MOONLIGHT SERENADE
PICTURE: WORM / MICROSCOPE / SPERM
Worm : This sperm is mine; new, hot and very much alive. Once I compared pig sperm with my own, homo sperm. This sperm is full of semen. Like pig semen, some go straight for the egg, others move in funny ways. Funny how a man can live with a pig's heart, but cannot reproduce with a pig.
PICTURE: SPERM / SPERM / SPERM
SOUND: MOONLIGHT SERENADE
PICTURE: BLOOD SAMPLE / MICROPSCOPE / JØRGEN / other
Jørgen talks about the microscope and about what he has shown.
PICTURE: MICROSCOPE / PER HENRIK / EGGS / other
Per Henrik : The Homo Sapiens Sapiens has a brain that consumes more energy than the energy needed for our digestion of food. We also have shorter guts than our ancestors. We are rather slim. For the time being NASA do research on how the astronauts can recycle their waste, in order to be able to stay longer in space. The idea is: the more they can eat their own shit, the shorter their bowels will get. Thereby their brains will grow and they will be able to eat with both ends. The "Mozart effect":
PICTURE: X - RAY / WORM / ØYVIND
Trine : How are you? You look more or less the same - Øyvind Berg, Worm Winther?
Worm : Yes and no. You can see me through and through: my skin, my skeleton, my heart, my lungs and my spleen. From the centre of my body, my cock turns to the right hand side. And all metal is visible, like the fillings in my teeth, the zippers on my jacket, the chain with my keys, and my piercings. If we compare this with the X-ray picture of Øyvind, we will see differences between the two bodies. He looks more like a neanderthal man. We also see that his body wears less cultural traces, like breast rings etc. And his cock turns to the other side.
PICTURE: INGVILD / HARP / EGGS /other
Ingvild : Hello? The other side of what? I'll play the oldest written tune we got.
HARP: THE OLDEST TUNE
PICTURE: INGVILD / TRINE / other
Trine : - You?
Ingvild : - You?
- I see you.
- I see you.
- I love you.
- I love you.
- Yes. You?
PICTURE: MICROSCOPE / JØRGEN / EGGS / other
Jørgen : Wherever we turn we get an answer, often a tiny little answer, most likely just a tick under a pair of bushy eyebrows, but that's enough and it's not too heavy, and there isn't a hair inbetween us, and we could make love with any of our ancestors, because all of them were the same, and love was 1+1=1, and there were no other calculations.
A.s.o about microscope...
Trine : Why do people think that the Neanderthals died out?
Øyvind: They didn't die out...
Ingvild : I want to neandertalk, too. This is me in Neandertal the 13th. of November 2001.
PICTURE: NEANDERTALVIDEO / EGGS / other
SOUND: BACKGROUNDNOISE FROM BIG BANG
PICTURE: PER HENRIK / TRINE / other
Per Henrik : This was the sound of the reverb of the Big Bang, recorded in Neanderthal, November 2001.
Trine : The Neanderthals were living side by side with common people for more than 30 000 years. Still authorities claim they didn't mix. It is impossible to live 30 000 years without fucking. Nobody survives 30 000 years without children. Children are new humans.
"Neander" means "The New Man". The first Neanderthal was found in Neandertal, a picturesque valley where
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