Tidal Pools

A film by Yeo Siew Hua and Philipp Aldrup

Inspired by the photography of Philipp Aldrup

Shot and edited by Yeo Siew Hua

Sounds of the Undergrowth by Shaun San

Text by Philipp Aldrup

Voice recording, mixed and mastered by Victor Low

Photo series "Die Blaue Blume": http://bit.ly/1cdOqpv
Poem "Die Blaue Blume": alles-plastik.tumblr.com/post/67361427399/blaue-blume

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Tidal Pools

Philipp Aldrup

now
I am lying in a circle of stones at the vale’s very end;
a coiled sleeping animal

sounds of a restless roach, a nervous shiver
thoughts surface, disquieting and exhilarating
the debris is not sinking into the earth
but slowly rising towards…


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now
I am lying in a circle of stones at the vale’s very end;
a coiled sleeping animal

sounds of a restless roach, a nervous shiver
thoughts surface, disquieting and exhilarating
the debris is not sinking into the earth
but slowly rising towards a stone-filled sky

an eternity passes
this night her leathery skin still glistens with life
she is buried within herself
how many people died to make us possible?
(more than you can forget)
how did they kill time before it was invented?

one day we would stand together
our eyes travelling over wide velds
far past where the village was
towards the invisible, where it will be again
a village...two villages...
the old path through the marsh

a million canyons’ worth of earth have been removed
down here the sea ground is scattered with the tools of ancient hunters
who raised our parents and the parents of our children
soon we will be like them
bones lime stone cement

if I were mud, I would rise as a monster

you are not of this world, but of a world to come
the flower is blue, your eyes are blue. blue is the flower
we crawl into the sewer pipe life will never be the same

 

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