Ideas are bonfires

A couple of days ago I had the joy of meeting a very close friend of mine in Aachen. We talked about how we could make the world a better place. Not through the donation of money, but how things could be better spiritually and ideally.

A couple of days ago I had the joy of meeting a very close friend of mine in Aachen. We talked about how we could make the world a better place. Not through the donation of money, but how things could be better spiritually and ideally.

You question why things are the way they are. Is change inevitable?

Changes are like bonfires. At first you need a spark to light the smallest fire. Teachers, friends or parents, books and experiences; they will make you aware of certain situations or a thought processes. After that you need lots of fresh air to kindle the fire. This might be going for a walk reflecting upon past experiences and living in the moment to experience known incidents from another view. You question why things are the way they are. Is change inevitable?

In the end you need firewood, the best you can get. They we act and behave keeps the fire burning. You have to implement your ideas into your everyday life. You have to be conscious of your surroundings and yourself and act accordingly.

Only then is it possible to start a bonfire. Only when there is a spark, only when there is enough air and firewood. Only then we can warm up others. Only then is it possible to set a new spark.

This text is a spark.

Sigur Rós – Valtari

Sigur Rós have given a dozen film makers the same modest budget and asked them to create whatever comes into their head when they listen to songs from the band’s new album Valtari. The idea is to bypass the usual artistic approval process and allow people utmost creative freedom.

Zusammen mit vier Kommilitonen habe ich gerade den Dreh für eine Gedichtinterpretation von Albert Ostermaiers “Noli Me Tangere” mit Tanz abgeschlossen. Kurz danach wies mich Judith auf dieses Video für Sigur Rós neuem Album hin. Ich war einfach sprachlos, als ich das Video gesehen habe. Der Platz in meiner Vimeo-Like-Liste ist reserviert!
Das konnte nur Inspiration sein weiterzumachen und mehr auszuprobieren. Auch für den Schnitt konnten wir ein paar Ideen mitnehmen.