"In the hail of images that assault us daily, urging us to buy this or that, there's a calm at the center of the storm if you care to look for it, where all images converge into a vortex of shapes and signs, each with their own meaning, their own resonance, their own allure. Of all my recent work, I have to admit that this is the one I keep coming back to, especially the long sections of video distortion imagery." - Wheeler Winston Dixon
"The world is an illusion, but it is an illusion which we must take seriously, because it is real as far as it goes, and in those aspects of the reality which we are capable of apprehending. Our business is to wake up.
We have to find ways in which to detect the whole of reality in the one illusory part which our self-centered consciousness permits us to see. We must not live thoughtlessly, taking our illusion for the complete reality, but at the same time we must not live too thoughtfully in the sense of trying to escape from the dream state.
We must continually be on our watch for ways in which we may enlarge our consciousness. We must not attempt to live outside the world, which is given us, but we must somehow learn how to transform it and transfigure it. Too much 'wisdom' is as bad as too little wisdom, and there must be no magic tricks.
We must learn to come to reality without the enchanter's wand and his book of the words. One must find a way of being in this world while not being of it. A way of living in time without being completely swallowed up in time.” - Aldous Huxley
This video was created using footage and soundtracks in the public domain, or released under a creative commons license, and is made entirely from recycled, repurposed and refashioned images and sounds.