Saturday, October 22, 2011

lost in the landscape...

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Slowly, immensity becomes a primal value, a primal, intimate value. When the dreamer really experiences the word immense, he sees himself liberated from his cares and thoughts, even from his dreams. He is no longer shut up in his weight, in the prisoner of his own being.  
- The Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard

Thursday, October 13, 2011

a strange dream from august...

night of august 8...we were driving on the highway.... you were driving very, very fast...suddenly, there was a stopped car the road...you swerved to avoid it...we went over the median to the oncoming lane, then totally underneath the highway in a full circle, and back up again, just beyond the blockage... just beyond a horrible accident... we narrowly avoided it.... we made it...


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

desolate landscapes.

It was late in the day on August 19. I was somewhere on Route 35 in the interior of Iceland, heading towards the Langjokull glacier, nearly as far as I could go with my small car...

I was a little uneasy here; unusual, because I felt so safe alone in Iceland. The clouds were building, it was dead silent, there was no one around. The landscape was vast, monochrome.

My mind was there and here, here and there. My mind never shut off, and emotions ran high. My silent joke with myself was that my emotions were changing as rapidly as the Icelandic weather....

I stood in the silence, I shot some film in the rain.







August 19 was a full day... that evening, I checked into to my hostel in Laugarvatn. Every transition to a new sleeping space was more overwhelming than it should have been...

I walked to the Fontana geothermal baths once I settled in. It was harder to relax than I wanted it to be. I imagined alternative realities where the there and the here were side by side in the water. I ate some dinner, I went to sleep.


...I woke up the next morning, the 20th, from a vivid dream. I read now what I wrote about it then and my head hurts. I went to breakfast, I shot some images as part of my morning practice. I drove away...