‘Here and now’
Just for a short while,
the memory lingers.
from the here and now.
The final version of small movie containing a poem by Rob Walker called Transcending Silence and the art installation by ‘Dance’ by Myra Wildmist. The whole tied together by shadows, a misty mountain in Japan, second world war. A the burned in patterns on the skin of a Japanese woman. I would say: enjoy.
two weeks ago in japan i sat on that Mountain
the bald young monk explaining zazen meditation
the release from past and future
and the silence of engyoji temple
teaching me the here/now
and here and now we sit in The Vales
a silence broken
by the eternal happiness of hi-5
on a blaring tv
which is everlasting
you my balding father
hair stolen not by time but radiation
you sit on the bed in your tracksuit pants
bulging with the incontinence nappy
below your buddha belly
your corporeal form shapeless as a toddler’s
i ask if you need anything
all your physical needs met
in this daily malignant shallowness
the blastoma has excised your past
and your future is inoperable
you don’t remember who came yesterday
or what you ate for breakfast
you have achieved a kind of benign transcendence
only those around you
feel the eternal depths of sorrow
are in the perpetual
Here and Now.
text © rob walker, 2010
This is a movie that shows the art of various artist who exhibited at the Space 4 Art virtual place owned by Asmita Duranjaya.
I was visiting and I the music I played matched with the various art objects displayed. So I made this movie.
The movie is set up as a kind of exploration in which each object points to the next. To make the connection more obvious Tau takes you along the exhibitions.
The music and movie is set up to stay in synch and to create a strange feel.
I like to use neko avatars for my movies, especially the ones about these kind of art explorations as they have a kind of open minded curiosity about them.
These are the artists involved:
Harter Fall, Natsha Lemton, Celestine Ghiardie, Lusus Saule, Scottius Polke and Ohe53 (Nelun Harasgama).
Music is by “Like Spinning Plates” by Radiohead.