30 Oct 2008
Bewildered by Art. And a Competition.
Yesterday I showed you the film produced from the talk I gave via video conference to Tallinn in Estonia as part of the ‘Life After Capitalism’ series. Part of the series featured a web-forum, where people were invited to post ‘reflections’ on what they had seen or experienced during the series of talks. Here is a short film made by Marit Sirgmets inspired by my talk.
It is very flattering and charming to have one’s work celebrated in any artistic medium (apart, perhaps, from large piles of elephant manure) but I have to confess, with the deepest respect to Marit, to finding this one utterly incomprehensible. There is no doubt some powerful symbolism at work, but it does go somewhat over my head. Therefore, given that you are all a far more artistic and intellectual bunch than I, I am running A Competition.
Please post as comments below your interpretations of this film, trying to explain it to the more philistine of us. The one that most successfully makes the Transition Network office giggle, moves us to tears or produces the most intense emotional reaction or revelatory “aha!” will win a signed copy of The Transition Handbook. Closing date Friday 14th November at 10am. I await your illuminating insights with great anticipation.