Archive for September 22, 2012

Naqoyqatsi: Life as War (2002)

Posted in Abstract Film, Documentary, Pure Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2012 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Godfrey Reggio
Producer: Joe Beirne, Godfrey Reggio, Lawrence Taub
Genre: Documentary / World Cinema / Trailer
Country: United States
Language: English / None

Naqoyqatsi is a Hopi word meaning “life as war”. According to Reggio, the film has no screenplay per se, but three movements with different themes:

  • Numerica.com: Language and place gives way to numerical code and virtual reality.
  • Circus maximums: Competition, winning, records, fame, “fair play” and the love of money are elevated to the prime values of life. Life becomes a game.
  • Rocket-ship twentieth century: A world that language can no longer describe. The resulting explosive tempo of technology is war, civilized violence.

About eighty percent of Naqoyqatsi uses archive footage and stock images manipulated and processed digitally on non-linear editing (non-sequential) workstations and inter-cut with specially-produced computer generated imagery to demonstrate society’s transition from a natural environment to a technology-based one. Reggio described the process as “virtual cinema”.

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~ Mystical ॐ – Birth, Life and Death ~

Posted in Alchemy, Metaphysics, Mysticism, Mythology, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2012 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Mystical ॐ – Birth, Life and Death

You are a Trinity –
the divine energy of mystical sound! You are the Earth, Space and Heaven… You are the Sun and the Moon.
You are Thunder. You are Fire. You are Air.
You are a infinite Being, infinite Consciousness, and infinite Bliss.
You are A-U-M

Ashes and Snow (2005)

Posted in Art House Film, Documentary, Mysticism, Philosophy, Pure Cinema, World Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2012 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Gregory Colbert
Producer: Gregory Colbert
Genre: Documentary / Pure Cinema / Art House Film
Country: United States
Language: English / RU / IT / EN subtitles

Exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals.

Ashes and Snow is an installation of photographic artworks, films, and a novel in letters that travels in the Nomadic Museum, a temporary structure built exclusively to house the exhibition. The work explores the shared poetic sensibilities of human beings and animals. The films are poetic narratives, rather than documentaries.

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~ PAST Experience MEASURED by FUTURE? ~

Posted in Mysticism, Philosophy, Psychedelic, Psychology with tags , , , , , , on September 22, 2012 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

PAST Experience MEASURED by FUTURE

Now, though I am a beginner on the path, I have returned to the West for a time to work out karma or unfulfilled commitment. Part of this commitment is to share what I have learned with those of you who are on a similar journey. One can share a message through telling ‘our-story’ as I have just done, or through the teaching methods of yoga, or singing, or making love.
Each of us finds his unique vehicle for sharing with others his bit of wisdom. For me, this story is but a vehicle for sharing with you the true message… the living faith in what is possible.
–OM–
~ Ram Dass Fierce Grace ~

TimeScapes (2012)

Posted in Cinéma Vérité, Cosmology, Documentary, Philosophy, Pure Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2012 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Tom Lowe
Producer: Tom Lowe
Genre: Documentary / World Cinema
Country: New Zealand
Language: English / None

TimeScapes is the debut film from award-winning cinematographer and director Tom Lowe. The film features stunning slow-motion and timelapse cinematography of the landscapes, people, and wildlife of the American South West. Lowe spent 2 years roaming the Southwest in his Toyota pickup truck shooting the film.

TimeScapes was shot, edited and color-graded at 4K resolution (4096 x 2304 pixels).

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~ The Mystical Dance ~

Posted in Metaphysics, Mysticism, Parapsychology, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2012 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

The Mystical Dance

A new mystical dance is in active preparation!
When light-waves move in harmony with sound waves, dancing makes one intuitive to subtle vibrations, and you have to be doing it, in order to be one with it… In this case, the dainty body movements or specific sensations in which energy is directed through the autonomic nervous system become the “touch of Spirit”… And when the message is received, the body responds with an involuntary movement, a vibration, a feeling… If you let it flow, it will carry you!
When the rhythm of the dancer music is intoned with the sound of the Universe and the Earth vibration, the mystical dancer has reached its peak… The dance of life in its beautiful expression creates the question that steers the journey, when the dancer is lost and only the dance remains!
~ Namaste! ~

Chronos (1985)

Posted in Abstract Film, Art House Film, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary, Philosophy, Pure Cinema, World Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2012 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Ron Fricke
Producer: Mark Magidson
Genre: Documentary / World Cinema
Country: United States
Language: English / None

Chronos is 42 minutes long and has no actors or dialog. The soundtrack consists of a single continuous piece by composer Michael Stearns. Filmed in dozens of locations on five continents, the film relates to the concept of time passing on different scales – the bulk of the film covers the history of civilization, from pre-history to Egypt to Rome to Late Antiquity to the rise of Western Europe in the Middle Ages to the Renaissance to the modern era. It centers on European themes but not exclusively. Other time scales include the passing of seasons, and the passing of night and day, and the passing shadows of the sun in an afternoon to the passing of people on the street. These themes are intermingled with symbolic meaning.

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