In The Falling Sky: Words of a Yanomami shaman, Davi Kopenawa looks from the other side of the anthropological lens – and the result is a literary treasure
Ram Dass (via awakenedvibrations)
Cinema is a language. It can say things-big, abstract things. And I love that about it. I’m not always good with words. Some people are poets and have a beautiful way of saying things with words. But cinema is its own language. And with it you can say so many things, because you’ve got time and sequences. You’ve got dialogue. You’ve got music. You’ve got sound effects. You have so many tools. And you can express a feeling and a thought that can’t be conveyed any other way. Its a magical medium. For me, it’s so beautiful to think about these pictures and sounds flowing together in time and in sequence, making something that can be done only through cinema. Its not just words or music-it’s a whole range of elements coming together and making something that didn’t exist before. It’s telling stories. It’s devising a world, an experience, that people cannot have unless they see that film. When I catch an idea for a film, I fall in love with the way cinema can express it. I like a story that holds abstractions, and that’s what cinema can do."
- David Lynch
Catching The Big Fish
Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity (via brandyalexanders)
Using candy and a bit of ingenuity, photographer Ashkan Honarvar creates portraits of people with seemingly gruesome injuries.
Check out the rest of his Faces 5 series below!
via DIY Photography
- Introduction to thee Apocalypse (via theniftiestnomad)
Chiharu Shiota 塩田千春 (b.1972, Japan)
Chiharu Shiota is a Japanese installation artist born in Osaka, living and working in Berlin since 1996. Shiota’s oeuvre contains various art performances and installations, in which she uses various everyday objects such as beds, windows, dresses, shoes and suitcases. She explores the relationships between past and present, living and dying, and memories of people implanted into objects. To these she adds intricate, web-like threads of black and red. Our sincere thanks to arpeggia for being Artchipel Monday’s Curator.
Did you know that in 1994 a group of German archeologists excavated an area of strange looking man made hills in southern Turkey and discovered a MASSIVE neolithic complex that consists of circular arrangements of over 200, 6 metre tall columns that each weigh up to 20 tons. The columns have intricate carvings, reliefs, and stone sculptures of predatory animals. The site is called Göbekli Tepe.
Only 5% of the site has been excavated and some areas of it date back 11,000 BCE or possibly even earlier. Why this is so crazy is because its direct evidence that “primitive” hunter-gatherers where capable of creating monumental complexes, something we didn’t previously believe to be possible.
It is theorized that the site was used as a place of worship for a “cult of the dead”. It is the oldest religious site found to date, as well as the oldest monumental structure ever found. To put it in perspective, it is twice as old as the pyramids and stonehenge. Its reaaaalllly old, and a complete mystery.
To top it all off, there is also evidence that shows that the site was intentionally buried. It is possibly the greatest and most significant archeological find in history.