Walkabout
Caitlin Hulscher, 1994, 2'09''

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In this short video you only see a wasp-like insect crawling on an open newspaper. The insect seems, according to its movements, almost exhausted, to be crawling about, unable to 'rise above' its situation. At the same time a voice is heard in English, but with a foreign accent - it is the sountrack of 'Lecture 21, The Secret of Secrets' of the Bhagwan - making statements on 'Aloneness is Ultimate'. 'There is no way to be anything else than alone...' On the background a dog barks - the window of the room where newspaper and wasp are is open - a 'sound from afar' which only sharpens the isolation of what is going on. The voice, of compelling intimicy, goes on orating of fundamental lonelyness and the sorrow, 'sadness...' with which every man is saddled, whateve hopeful things happen. It seem to be all about the spirituality and metaphysics of these conditions. But at the end of Walkabout something unexpectedly happens that turns this whole 'belief ' upside down: the wasp breaks away from the newspaper and flies away, humming loudly... Read more...

  • Date: 1994
  • Length: 2'09''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: poetry
  • Keywords: life, philosophy, suppression