A Faint Figure Of Clarity
A perspective from the homeless.
Created to help awakened wanderers find healthy and hopeful outlets. People rarely find relief from their perceptual suffering, especially in Western society.
“Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies — God damn it, you've got to be kind." - Kurt Vonnegut (God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater)
In the first few weeks of an infant’s life, I like to think they see the world for what it actually is. No one has told them how to see this or that. Instead, there is a complete lack of symbols, stereotypes, background information or personal beliefs to taint what is actually there. The baby is viewing true reality, taking it all in, and in the process creating his own reality – or more typically – the reality humans have created for him.
“Some believe all that parents, tutors, and kindred believe. They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them.” - Alan Watts“
Distinction and identities may be so deeply embedded in our discourse and thought about the world whether this be because of their role in our practical lives, or because they are cognitively powerful and are an important aspect of the way in which we appear to make sense of our experience, that the theoretical challenge to them can be quite startling.” - John Mepham
In our own culture, I think it’s easy to get lost once a perceptual separation from the human reality occurs. Many see this altered perception as their inability to fit into their own culture and spin quickly into an extremely negative and hopeless mindset. To add fuel to the fire, many of these people start to use substances – usually governmentally created – in order to bring them back into an even more confusing fabrication of the already fabricated human realm. I believe the governmental “fixes” for “depression,” “anxiety” and the like are becoming more and more common because the Western world has few outlets in understanding these new forms of perception.
I’m working towards creating visuals and auditory stimuli that hopefully help in the absolute liberation to someone’s “depression,” the mental clarity to someone’s perceived “psychosis.” And I’d like to mix in a physical counterpart of healing through holistic tools.
“Man finds his freedom through faith in his own universe.” - Alan Watts
Visual accompaniment: A Faint Figure Of Carity
Voices: Mark, Vivek, Hobo Joe Solo, KCal 9 News