Posts Tagged ‘environment’

Tribute to David

December 2, 2010

Edvard Munch, Toward the Forest I

There is simply no way in which the words here can ever adequately do justice to all that was David Fleming.

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(re)discovering koyaanisqatsi

March 30, 2010

Reggio & Fricke ‘Koyaanisqatsi – Life out of Balance’, film stills, 1982.

Someone at work asked me if I had heard anything by Philip Glass.

No.

Really?! …Are you sure?

No…

Listen to Koyaanisqatsi.

… Kyoanisaskstski…

-Koyaanisqatsi. Listen to it.

Ok.

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Art now, for tomorrow.

March 24, 2010

It is clear that we are, as each day passes, coming closer to a revolution. With predictions of runaway climate change coupled with the inevitability of energy & resource shortage, our approach to the arts – and living – thus far will no longer be sustainable – or, when one fully grasps the gravity of the situation, even desirable.

Art not only has the capability of powerfully mirroring where we are right now, but also has the innate potential to inspire and demonstrate the vision of where we can go from here. This is the most crucial thing that artists can do right now. Personally, I believe there is the possibility of a beautiful and more satisfying tomorrow. As an artist and as a being who is part of this stunning Earth, it is not only my desire, but my responsibility to explore what this could be like and our journey getting there.

Emma Wieslander, Derwentwater I, 2006
Emma Wieslander, ‘Derwentwater I’