A little something I wrote and animated based on old (and new) photographs of Shetland.
What does it mean for us to encounter something that exists according to its own rules and that does not acknowledge us? Does the land need us? Do we have a role to play in its rules? Yet we affect each other. Landscapes give us other ways of seeing, other ways of thinking. They are thresholds to other worlds.
What is the relationship between the evolutional experiment in self-awareness that is mankind and the unaware neutrality of nature?
I’m not a Romantic. If there is the sublime out there in nature it is in the lack of internal dialogue, in the lack of control and rationalizations, in the tension of not belonging.