There are times, when you actually feel the Universe pushing really hard, and at the same time making it very easy, for something to be born, and you are the mid-wife in attendance. This video by Natascha Randt is an example of one of those times for me.
DB Bailey, architect, artist and friend, (David Denton Architect) Im’d me a few nights ago and said these enigmatic words,
“I think I have redefined the word excess.”
Well, of course I had to see this new definition, no doubt in a brand new installation he was finishing…so without hesitation I flew to bear witness.
When I arrived, I was overwhelmed by his textures and colors, and his vision of opulent gluttony for the eye and the soul eyes of anyone who begins to feast on what he has put together. My friends and those who follow my blog, know what an influence DB’s Art has had on my poetry, my narrative prose series, and my machinima. It seems as fast as he builds them, I am devouring them, and then some form of undefined alchemy turns them into something that comes from my own imagination. This new installation which is part of the sim Creations for Parkinson’s is aptly titled, “Compulsive Creativity” and it is a visual delight, at every turn, and at every level.
DB logged for the evening, but I knew who I had to call…my friend and video-collaborator Natsacha Randt to see this build. I won’t try to say her first impressions here, as I am hoping she will make that comment herself, but when she first arrived, it was hard for me to tell what she thought of it. She was sort of silent, taking it in, and then she said, “Gonna take some shots…ohh this is a nice angle…ohh I really like these windows…” and I quietly slipped away and left her alone at the installation, knowing, that there was a good chance a video had just been conceived:)
So, the next day I went back and took some stills that caused a poem too ooze out of the walls of colorful irises, and fall upon my paper, with the title, “Advice to a Flower” (see previous post) I showed it to Nat, and later she told me she wanted to use it as the title, and asked me to record the last verse for her.
So I share with you, an experiment as Nat calls it, filmed in DB’s heady-oppulent romp of textures, with a bit of advice for flowers at the end. The music is Nat’s own creation by the way, and testimony to her many talents as an original film maker. Enjoy!