This film is part of the conclusion to part 1 of my online multi-media project
53 Fragments (53fragments.com)
It brings together 18 pictures that form the visual component of the project - each picture lives with a poem and a piece of music on the 53 Fragments site.
To conclude Part 1 (creation / birth) I used my poem 'New Beginnings'. By chance - a friend and musician had already used the poem as part of an on-going collaboration - transforming its words into a song.
Within pulsating heart of molten red
Within vibrating mind of frozen red
A fading joy fades amid smiles shed
Weary shivering tendrils of thoughts black
Weary ravaged roots of a motion black
Dampen the path in this tear trail shack
Absence of colour nurtures hungry grey
Absence of light buries dry shoddy grey
Muddy Waters lightens this desolate day
A purity polishes balanced white
A purity seeks truth in wild white
Infinite azure floats on sad respite
Oh sapphire sorrow challenged to cope
New beginnings in blue embrace lost Hope
I had already decided it would be good to include a film as a part of the first part - bringing together words, music and pictures - and including movement.
I am deeply grateful to Ben Fisher (musician and song-writer) for his work and artistry on the song and to all the artists who contributed the pictures that make the film here possible.