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Sunday, February 18, 2007

 

Koyaanisqatsi - Movie 1978, a work of true genius

Director, Godfrey Reggio
Cinematography by Ron Fricke
Score by Philip Glass

From the Hopi word meaning
1 crazy life
2 life in turmoil
3 life out of balance
4 life disintegrating
5 a state of life that calls for another way of living

Translation of the Hopi Prophecies sung in the film.
"If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster."
"Near the Day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky."
"A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky, which could burn the land and boil the oceans."

Art is about the journey, not a destination.
Meditate, pray, discipline your mind.
Rats race a maze, motivated by basic need.
Have we lost control of our technology, our lives?

Are we looking at a cityscape or a circuit board?
Corporate Religion is feeding our unquestioned life.
Our language is in a state of vast humiliation.
It no longer describes the world in which we live.

Everything that they call normal,
we call abnormal.
Everything that they call sane,
we call insane.

The day of purification will return the balance.
Earth, Air, Water, Fire.
Rockets flying to the sky.
Mathematical perfection, E = mc2.

This is an interactive film where the audience creates the meaning.
The music is edited to the feeling, not the structure.
There is no place for us in the commercial image.
The transaction between the music and the image requires the viewer.

Time is expressed not as we see it, but at the speed of terrible beauty.
We are most proud of our shining beast.
Realize the struggle toward resolution.
Of this thing we have all helped to create.

Also see
Powaqqatsi - life in transformation :
Naqoyqatsi - life as war : . 1. a life of killing each other. 2. war as a way of life. 3. (interpretation) civilized violence. (note: KPBS TV show Full Focus uses the Philip Glass Soundtrack to Naqoyqatsi for their theme song. Making a statement that they intellectually cover the life of killing each other. I prefer to think of this existence as a mired in conflict, not necessarily killing or war, but I'm an idealist.)

There is no more nature,
There is only technology,
Everyday life is war.

Koyaanisqatsi


Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi


Powaqqatsi


Naqoyqatsi

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