There is a Grand Human Predicament. It is that we seek to become enough, yet we never seem to be. There’s a sense that we will never be quite enough in this relentless pursuit of belonging. This is an antithetical counter view. A simpler way. This is an outline in just eight images.
A Portrait Series that has set out to capture the very human experience of Schizophrenia. Such experience might have something to show us all.
This footage is revealing of what is under all Soul Biographies Inner View. Most probably a must for all drawn to the nature of these films. There is a field. This field is the very atmosphere in which I film. It elicits something different in nature. In Dallas, I sat in this field. This time, in front of the camera. And this is what happened.
Might we all have a part to play in the life of another? This film captures the experience of an extraordinary soul. From the holocaust to the delights of the London Underground. Meet Alison. 93. Alive. Very alive.
As time stood itself still, she walked towards the camera as if beckoned by something more powerful than the need to be seen. What happened next was as naked as naked can be. A courageous and utterly beautiful articulation of the sheer weight and terror of depression.
This is about one half of a minute. A young girl articulates one of our greatest yearnings. You may well be compelled to watch it over and over again, until its meaning seeps deep into your bones. Which is where it was always intended to live.
This is a film about what democracy truly is. It’s about inclusion. And proximity. And the full undivided attention given to another person. This is so very important. Particularly amongst a seeming intractable conflict.
‘… perhaps true beauty is something that draws our attention at second glance, once the judgment of a first glance has realised it’s mistake.’ This is a film about the possibility that exists beyond judgment.
Inner View is a way to see and experience a deeper aspect of all people, beyond the assumptions and defenses that keep us hidden from each other. It is the way in which Soul Biographies are made. Guest lessons from the Inner View Program will appear here, and change from time to time.
Warning. This is haunting. You might be haunted. Jayanie and I have a knowing. Between us. Beyond words. Beyond time. This we know. Though we had never met. Might there be nowhere to get to? Might you call off the search?