Through images of the natural world combined with a Tagalog song entitled "Noong Unang Panahon (Once Upon a Time)," this "sacred space" project tells a story about the need for rebirth in the wake of devastation.
The tale is told by an elder from an indigenous tribe. Ageless, this elder still recalls what paradise was like before the god of chaos reigned. Through the course of human time, says the elder, the distance between heaven and earth had widened until the god of order fell asleep — too far away to be awakened by our cries. The people realized they had no one to turn to but themselves and the nature around them.
This video project employs the metaphor of a world garden. Every image was taken from a different country I had visited (in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, south and north). This video proposes a dream of a world garden — a sacred space for healing during times of fear, crises and great setbacks.