“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” — F.Nietzsche
Shadows in the windows light
The moon shining through
Piercing the eyes of darkness
Visiting nightmares without care
Setting off nerves of pain
Memories demanding recall
Feelings released to steal truth
In its place an invented reality
A story embedded
Dragging ruin through the mind
Tightly clinging hold
A repetitious madness
Dreams creating mysteries
Owned by planted recall
Roots holding tight
Making prisoners of thought
In the blankness of night
Tripping on illusions
Converting their reality
Into what is believed
© jk 2015
A NEW ARTISTIC DESIGN TO SEEING ONE’S ENVIRONMENT.
“simulacra” by mustardcuffins
A simulacra of nature. [an imitation of what you see]
Music licensed from Moby
Primordial by Peter Clark
“The core of a dark planetoid hosts a primordial soup of microscopic life. Within the neural pathways of these organic compounds, intelligence is born from the primitive drive for survival. Each stage of Primordial has been designed and animated by separate artists and sequentially stitched together as one evolving timeline.”
Stars sparkle in space
Time suspends now in motion
Visions come in one
(c) jk 2015
“emulsifier” by Thomas Medicus
’emulsifier’ is a hand painted glass sculpture by Thomas Medicus.
The anamorphic object is made out of 160 glass strips.
more here: thomasmedicus.at/
“Updating Philosophies” from Navigate
Process is fascinating. There is an art to the way that things are made. Oftentimes we find ourselves so enraptured by a work of art that a form of mysticism envelops the creator. In our society this has become something worth idolizing, something artists feel the need to aspire to.
Well, we’re not interested in myth. We’re interested in people. In actual people who have incredible talents and the hard work they put in to achieve their results.
Often this secretive artistic path is put on a pedestal. We would like to offer something different to admire: the realistic struggle through which people can create great things.
Expression is difficult. It is of our belief that true greatness comes from vulnerability. The honesty that lies within the creative process provides us with empowering perspectives. To know the challenges faced by an artist and the fortitude needed to overcome them is to celebrate the human spirit.
Cern is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. His ideas are expressed in many artistic forms, including murals, which can be found in major cities all over the world.
“The Universe” by Ian Watt
A young man takes his first leap into what it means to wonder and philosophize, as he imaginatively renders his unique thought experiences in visual form. The film examines what it means to truly be; not only to merely exist, but to engage, reflect, and respond to the world around us.
(In order to fully experience the film, I highly recommend reading the preface below)
Written and Directed by Ian Watt
Produced by Creator Collective in association with Culture Creator
Starring Alec Mangum
“This film explores some major concepts, but two of them are simple: places and spaces. Places are merely physical locations, with often no meaning attached to them. However, a simple, empty room can be formed into a space; turned into a place of meeting, creativity, innovation, and community. Places are often beautiful, awe-inspiring, breathtaking, but they only become spaces when we engage with them. When we experience beauty, peace, or joy from a place, our reflections and responses to the place are what create an experience, as well as the emotions that we feel.
Here’s the problem, when we reflect during an experience, or bring pre-conceived notions to an experience, we arent truly experiencing. Reflection must exclusively follow experience.
This film is about experiences of the mind. Places of the mind are merely thoughts, ideas, concepts. When we engage with the places of our own minds, we create spaces. Spaces to dream, to think, to create, to become. In this film, a young man engages with some big concepts for the very first time, and as an audience we get to see the spaces he creates and explores. And with that, we get to explore alongside him, and ask ourselves the very questions that he does.
With that, please enjoy The Universe.”