Velocity or the time-space relation respectively applies for us and the outside universe which we are actually part of. The fission is an artificial cultural phenomenon. Time and space are inside biology and inside physics, regardless without exception. The time-space relation for me is a feature of the whole universe. If this relation shrinks to zero, my imagination of what the universe may be like dissolves.
We love the speed and in the same time we struggle with it …
Being so slow maybe makes us admire speed so much. Speed evokes the whole spectrum of sentience from joy to fear. If we don’t have the gift of evoking this feeling from inside us, we go for external stimuli, fast cars, planes, kites, skates, bungie jumping …
All this infatuation with speed mistaken as progress in our culture also brings along the environmental disaster we are creating and fostering over decades. For million of years processes of degradation, deconstructions and reconstructions evolved, weather condition such as wind, rain, ion content in the air, the soil with all it microbes and fungi, all of them own the wonderful ability to keep our globe alive.
This process happens at the fringes where life and matter fall apart.
I love these areas where things break, where harmony is disturbed because at that rim the new is created by all that forces that allow nature and life to be.
Everything is meant to end one day, or better transform. For me transition and change is the basic principle not the end and death.
Things get destroyed, decay, dissolve, or die and return back into matter and energy at certain speed and time depending on the environmental conditions. This happens without exception, the only difference - at least in my opinion - is the duration of the process. Things arise anew from the swamps, the dust, the soil, the air.
On this barren land which emerged from the surrounding colorful lava flows of the Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii, I felt like at the very beginning of the earth. It is a place where I can imagine how it all commenced.
Matter and life, all are prone to decay, release energy and particles of the various kinds. What is considered as harmful or toxic for the earth, for the living beings or what we define as environmental disastrous is a question of the personal interests involved, scientific statements depend on the variables integrated into the computations, a question of personal interests and preconceptions too.
Viewpoints are without exception political, and political is today more than ever a phenomenon of the social interests of groups and the capital they own and drives them.
Again, as always, the speed how things run is a crucial factor of how harming behavior turns out to be. The more energy is required and the more heat is released the more harming a process is for the environment as we perceive it.
We are trapped quantitatively not qualitatively, means the same chemical and biochemical reactions that keep us alive, kill us. All the combustion processes on the earth are the dilemma, be it the food we eat, the production plants we run, the cars we drive, the planes we fly, the trash we burn… the oxidization is overwhelming.
The slower a transformation process the less harming. The speed with which things happen on our globe seem to be the killer.
Lichen, a prolific symbiosis of algies and fungi, grow and spread out under the most arid and barren conditions, be it at the low temperatures of high altitudes or on soil we think is without any nutrients. This life, which I see as a transition state between plants and animals, prospers as soon as the humans stop the agricultural use of land.
My very good friend Kjell ventured out into the Pacific carrying a GOPRO. The swell was so strong that he almost couldN#t reach the shore anymore. Scary!
Over the years I developed a passion for weird environment of trash, where trash should not occur. The slivery bottles floats on the river Main by Frankfurt.
You find this really disgusting trash pile right in the old City center of beautiful Padova in Italy. The Prato della Valle is the biggest ancient place in Europe.
This incredible garbage pile I shooted in the Creek of Dubai. It gives the magnificent Dubai a special touch. It's as fascinating as repulsive.
I realized that the poorer a country is the more plastic bags you find. They have bright colors and in the wind the actually look attractive.
This fern is powerful enough to push through the most solid lava rocks. You find it on the slopes of Mauna Loa, the biggest table volcano on earth.