From the dense and viscous soup of molecules, the swamps, so nutrient rich so toxic they may be, life emerges and life fades away.
The title of our multimedia magazine is very ambiguous, it is optimistic and pessimistic at the same time, it comprises nature culture, cross species empathy, the good, the bad and the ugly. All the threads are there at any time. The content we delineate depends on our views on the world and our being in the world.
The swamps of life are all about relations, never about the thing per se. What makes up for life are relations, nothing exists alone.
This is what we want to depict on the colorful and whimsical pages. The relations of things and beings change the meaning from what we try to get across.
The swamps are a nutrient-rich environment that create the most diverse worlds that may appear mutually exclusive to you. Should I dare to say that this exclusiveness does not exist for us as relations don’t know inclusiveness or exclusivity.
The human body is made to move.
I would like to quote a few studies here that emphatically show how important it is for us to keep moving. We sit in the car, at work and at home in front of TV. Studies by Vanderbilt University found we do this for an average of 7.7 hours a day.
Speed and rhythm of life
During my life I had to realize in many ways how essential it is for the functioning of relationships to develop a common tune. This doesn’t exclude the fast getting along with the slow or the other way around. It includes all transition states species display.
Alone with my Shadow
Humu’ula trail, Mauna Kea, Big Island of Hawaii. For me hiking the Mauna Kea summit alone was a touching experience with myself. I left at dusk from the visitor center with the video camera. Walking up and focusing on filming in the same time became a real challenge the higher up I got.