We live in times when technology and culture interact with each other more than ever. Our contemporary, information-intensive environment shifts our perception of time and influences the way we navigate spaces, both physical and virtual. Often unnecessary noise takes away our focus and affects our ability to see. Consequently, as Robert Irwin once pointed out, we miss out “on this visual Disneyland happening all around” us, all the time.
And the Whole World Stops is a series of short films and a visual exploration of our daily environment that we often assume predictable and mundane. It is a glance into the landscapes that we consider familiar only because we cast a membrane of knowingness over them. But what happens when we slow down and take a look around us? You might be surprised…
Eventually, a Great Blue Heron has become a metaphor in my work for mindful stillness and a symbol for surviving, adapting and thriving in an environment that is undergoing a constant change.