A brief videopoetic meditation on the source and limits of knowledge, culminating in a quote from Denise Levertov's long poem "Relearning the Alphabet" (1969). The poem takes its own cue from a quote by Heinrich Zimmer: "The treasure ... lies buried. There is no need to seek it in a distant country ... It is behind the stove, the center of the life and warmth that rule our existence, if only we knew how to unearth it. And yet–there is this strange and persistent fact, that it is only after ... a journey in a distant region, in a new land, that ... the inner voice ... can make itself understood by us. And to this strange and persistent fact is added another: that he who reveals to us the meaning of our ... inward pilgrimage must be himself a stranger..."
Read the whole poem here: carolpeters.blogspot.com/2011/07/denise-levertov.html
Video made by Dave Bonta using free footage, animation and sound, all in the public domain.
Official video for the remix by Johan Hedberg (Suburban Kids With Biblical Names) of Making Marks' debut single, Ticket Machine. The track is available as a bonus track on both the 7" vinyl and the digital single, out on Fika Recordings.
Video shot and edited by Jørgen Nordby, with the helping hands of Nina Bø (the driver) and Jorun Veflen (the technical supplier).
Buy the 7" / download from http://shop.fikarecordings.com/album/ticket-machine