Friday, December 28, 2018

Out-And-Out Belly-Up Bouffet

Dripping-based baked dust

Spaghetti with bloodsuckerballs

Toilet paper hot pot

Thanksgiving meltdown leftovers

Smokestack floaties

Barbecued scavenger skin

Vermin toast

Hawaiian downy mildew

Funk cake

Soot and sawdust tiramisu

Rust crispies

Heart in your mouth debris cookies

Cinnamon pest crunch

Vodka tuberculini

Freshly squeezed nerve juice

Long Island iced vinegar

Thursday, December 27, 2018

I love black and white

Autumn by Hugo Simberg


Odilon Redon (1840–1916), Edvard Munch (1863–1944),
Hugo Simberg (1873–1917)

German Expressionism:

Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945), Otto Dix (1891–1969)

Engravings, woodcuts and illustrations:

Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528), Gustave Doré (1832–1883)

Finnish photography:

Matti A. Pitkänen (1930–1997)
- Seitsemän auringon yö (The Night of the Seven Suns, 1966)
- Kauneimmat maisemat (Most Beautiful Landscapes, 1984)

North American photography:

Edward S. Curtis (1868–1952)
- Visions of the First Americans (2006)

Man Ray (1890–1976)

Ansel Adams (1902–1984)

Roloff Beny (1924-1984)
- The Gods of Greece (1983)


Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889–1968)
- The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
- Vampyr (1932)
- Ordet (1955)

Alfred Hitchcock (1899–1980)
- Psycho (1960)

Kaneto Shindo (1912–2012)
- Onibaba (1964)
- Kuroneko (1968)

George Andrew Romero (1940–2017)
- Night of the Living Dead (1968)

David Lynch (1946)
- Eraserhead (1977)

Monday, December 24, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

Forming Moons - out in 2019

My debut film is in post-production.

Forming Moons is an expressionistic silent film with a narrative about painting and isolation.

Writing, direction, filming, production, performance, design, artwork, music and soundtrack by Tero Rinta-Perälä.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Two questions for today's visual artists

When did you know you wanted to be a visual artist?

How would you describe the relationships you have with different works of art?

Monday, October 29, 2018

Forming Moons - my debut film

I have now shot 50 % of this experimental silent film. Poster will be added later.

Writing, direction, filming, production, performance, design, artwork, music and soundtrack by Tero Rinta-Perälä.

Friday, October 19, 2018

My top 10 films of all time

The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928)
Dreyer is one of the directors I most identify with. This silent film feels modern and extreme.

Vampyr (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1932)
Visually engaging venture into dreams, nightmares and symbolism. Unified and iconic.

Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933)
Marx Brothers comedy packed with boundless invention and energy.

Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)
Films about identity, isolation, one person against insuperable odds fascinate me. I love revisiting this cinematic playground.

Repulsion (Roman Polanski, 1965)
Intimate expression of anxieties, fears and mental distortions.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)
A film that emphasized the character and idiosyncrasy of everything surrounding the plot. Still a refreshing experience in a world polluted with explanations and information.

Deep Red (Dario Argento, 1975)
Argento's films have a darker tone, but at the same time he's openly having fun with ideas. He has a special way of inventing spellbinding sequences.

Eraserhead (David Lynch, 1977)
The first film that genuinely made me want to create and design my own film. I first saw Eraserhead when I was in my early teens and I fell in love with the world and the images. What impressed me was the way the images were built by the filmmakers.

Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977)
Even uncannier and more haunting than Deep Red. This is what I imagined when I started reading about Italian horror. Fortunately Suspiria gave me more than that and I'm very familiar with the daring soundtrack.

The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
Strangely captivating. Not the scariest, but an interesting one. I've always been sensitive to atmosphere and I'm also attracted to this film because of my family history.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The way

"You say I am repeating
Something I have said before. I shall say it again.
Shall I say it again? In order to arrive there,
To arrive where you are, to get from where you are not,
You must go by a way wherein there is no ecstasy.
In order to arrive at what you do not know
You must go by a way which is the way of ignorance.
In order to possess what you do not possess
You must go by the way of dispossession.
In order to arrive at what you are not
You must go through the way in which you are not.
And what you do not know is the only thing you know
And what you own is what you do not own
And where you are is where you are not."

T. S. Eliot: East Coker (Four Quartets)

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Workshop painting

Acrylic. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Interpretation of a poem by Arvia MacKaye Ege.

I'm still drawing primarily, but painting is something I like to experiment with. This one took 2 hours.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Currently making my first film and soundtrack

My independent film is in production. 1/3 shot. It's an experimental film with a narrative and I'm putting the whole thing together by myself.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Why I listen to classical music

I've been listening to classical music most of my life. Jean Sibelius and Dmitri Shostakovich were the composers who introduced me to classical music. Their works changed me, but I wasn't fearful. The music touched me before I could start listing all the things I already liked. I never worried whether I was the right person. It didn't even occur to me. I also didn't think I was better than someone else. It wasn't about that.

Later the works of Olivier Messiaen, Erik Satie, Krzysztof Penderecki and Louis Vierne changed me even more. Classical music was never just background music. Not even Erik Satie. I first heard Satie's Gymnopedie 1 when it played during a Swedish television test pattern. I was amazed because it found me. I wanted to find a recording of it that spoke to me the most.

How would I describe classical music? Enduring, ambitious, powerful, subtle, entrancing, extraordinary. It's not just one thing. Start listening to concertos, symphonies, nocturnes, quartets and cantatas from all periods. Stop worrying and fussing.

Favourite composers

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Enkeli - Angel

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Pyhä - Holy

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Luolamies - Caveman

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Monday, July 23, 2018

I start with ideas and people

I hate explaining my works and I hate labels even more. I have always felt that there are far more interesting things than terminally limited and limiting labels. I start with ideas and people.

When I was growing up, very few people in my family talked about ideas. I discovered early on that we are problematic and strange. Our need for normality and routines is logical, but it also illustrates our amusing strangeness. My imagination thrived because I didn't know what the rules were supposed to be.

You shouldn't lose your naive imagination completely. Images, moods and moments are things we all build. There's nothing quite like the sense of having a playground and the courage to present an enigmatic vision.

Am I discussing my personal history in my works? The short answer is yes, but it's not that simple. It's usually something I notice afterwards. Sometimes it's just the easiest or most obvious interpretation.

It's my job to fight mindlessness, boredom, apathy and misery. Sometimes I need a break, but after that break I feel like I have to do something different.

Today there are millions of images everywhere. It's my job as an artist to build images and connect things in interesting ways. I spend long periods of time by myself without distractions. Most of the time I use simple tools. I don't feel the need to swim in art supplies. Everything I've done creatively so far has been low budget, but I'm not complaining.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Kypärä - Helmet

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Musiikkia - Music

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

My favourite things in alphabetical order

Agglomeration of execrable embargos

Boudoir proverbs

Camouflaged Jehovah's Witnesses


Ethiopian Elvis impersonators

Fraudulent blitzkrieg

Gravediggers who are one sandwich short of a picnic

Horny gargoyles of Colon Cathedral

Irrelevance fatigue

Juxtaposed excrement

Kebabs of wrath

Loose bowel vibrato

Mussolini upside down martini

Norwegian gnome pornography

Offhand voodoo

Perverted parrots breathing heavily

Quick revolutionary tribunals

Reggie Nalder

Sock puppets scared shitless

Throbbing thong up my thumb

Unidentified assless objects

Viscous adieus

World Wide Wrinkly Sack

X-rays of injured eels

Yodeling while orgasming

Zombie powder eggnog

Åländsk vaselinbatong

Ähtärin ahteripuisto

Önnön ölö köökkö pörömmön

Blah Blah Blah Blah Art Blah Blah Blah Blah

"All truly great art is optimistic. The individual artist is happy in his creative work.
 The fact that practically all great art is tragic does not in any way change the above thesis."

Upton Sinclair

"I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create."

Vincent van Gogh

"My experience is that as soon as people are old enough to know better, they don't know anything at all."

Oscar Wilde

"Beauty has as many meanings as man has moods."

Oscar Wilde (The Critic as Artist)

"That's what art is. It's like somehow somebody got it just perfectly right, and something very close to it is like... meh."

Wes Craven (Still Screaming: The Ultimate Scary Movie Retrospective)

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Puu - Tree

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

About my music

Drawing and music are in my blood. I never studied them. I'm a keyboardist and I started making music around 2000.

I make less music these days but I listen to various genres every day. Soundtracks, classical and folk were the biggest catalysts in the beginning.

Most of my musical works are fantasies (unconventional compositions) and I use simple harmonies to create themes. I'm also interested in ambient and experimental sounds.

My 5 electronic classical albums:

Rinta-Perälä (2012) - 10 tracks

Häiväusko (Whisper Faith, 2014-2015) - 10 tracks

Utukorva (Mist Ear, 2014-2016) - 10 tracks

Pyhitetty ikkuna (Hallowed Window, 2016) - 8 tracks

Tuntureilla (On the Fells, 2017) - 8 tracks

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Roihu - Flare

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Mies ja vaimo - Husband and Wife

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

My old drawings from 1998

20 years ago I was 13 and drawing zombies with a pencil.
I don't do this anymore.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Kala - Fish

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Favourite folk music

I have always loved folk and classical. Growing up I was one of the few appreciating this type of music, so I usually couldn't talk about it. A teenager listening to folk music is apparently one of the worst things imaginable. I didn't care about the ridicule. I still don't care. It's not just teenagers who do that.

Martti Pokela: Muut ne kuuli kirkonkellon (Others Heard the Church Bell)
Kalevalainen sävelmä (Kalevala Melody)
(from Kantele of Finland, 1969)

Pokelat: Golggo maanon (November)
Seitakivi (The Seita Stone)
Unna Ulla Nunnu
Riekko hangella (The Ptarmigan on the Snow Crust)
(from Keskiyön auringon lauluja, 1969)

Konsta Jylhä: Vaiennut viulu (Silent Violin)
(from Konstan Parhaat Osa 1, 1970)

Romolo Grano: Tarantana
(from Arcana, 1972)

Pokela, Sariola, Kontio: Karjalan kunnailla (The Hills of Karelia)
Konevitsan kirkonkellot (The Church Bells of Konevitsa)
(from Vanha ja uusi kantele, 1978)

Niekku: Velisurmaaja (Brother-slayer)
(from Niekku, 1987)

Värttinä: Kylä vuotti uutta kuuta (Waiting for the New Moon)
(from Musta lindu, 1989)

Hedningarna: Täss'on nainen (Here's a Woman)
(from Trä, 1994)

Sanna Kurki-Suonio: Ei musta (Not a Dark One)
(from Musta, 1998)

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Juopunut - Drunk

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Vastustamaton - Irresistible

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.


"What would any of us have been, if our fathers hadn't drawn our faculties out of us?"
Charles Dickens

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Ruumisarkku - Coffin

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Experimental music

Once again a list of artists I recommend. I'm not a critic. There are still so many stupid cliches and misconceptions surrounding experimental works.

The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)
Ennio Morricone: The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
Ennio Morricone: A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971/1996)
Miles Davis: On the Corner (1972)
Goblin: Suspiria (1977)
Carlos/Ligeti/Bartok/Penderecki: The Shining (1980)
Chrome: Red Exposure (1980)
Diamanda Galas: The Divine Punishment (1986)
When: Drowning But Learning (1987)
Portishead: Dummy (1994)
Björk: Homogenic (1997)
Virus: Carheart (2003)

Dark Fantasies of Italian Cinema

Gothic, giallo, gore and cannibals - dark fantasies of Italian cinema. This 29-page article on the history of Italian horror from 1950s to 1990s appeared in Finnish Portti magazine in 1995. It presents the key directors and their films with short descriptions and spoilers.

In 1997, when I was 12, I primarily watched 1980s horror, but these days I prefer 1960s Mario Bava and 1970s Dario Argento. This article stimulated my imagination without restraint. It gave me a playground and introduced me to a world I fell in love with. One of the most beautiful realisations was that I didn't have to imagine a plot.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018

Unknown Man by Uuno Kailas

Vieras mies

Olin kaikkialla vieras mies,
he katsoivat minua pitkään.
Joka paikasta halusin paeta pois,
mutta minne ikänä pakenin,
olin sielläkin vieras mies.
Koko maailman piirissä minulle
ei ollut rauhan sijaa.
Ja minua minussa raahasi
joku minulle vieras mies.

Unknown Man

Everywhere I was an unknown man,
they took a long look at me.
In every place I wanted to run away,
but wherever I ran,
I was again an unknown man.
I did not find a peaceful place
in the whole wide world.
And deep down I was always
drawn by some unknown man.

from Uni ja kuolema (Dream and Death, 1931)
translated by Rinta-Perälä

Thursday, May 17, 2018

People like quotations, right?

"It's not the job of the artist to be rich, it's the job of the artist to look at what's going on and to be truthful. [...] I could go on all evening about what I think of the modern Brit artists who don't know anatomy and can't stretch their own canvases, can't build their own sculptures, can't draw even the most simple pictures and have no ideas whatsoever."

Melinda Gebbie, Nottingham Contemporary 2012

"Very few films anymore deal with what's happening. They've lost touch with reality. To me, there's been a dumbing down of the culture. You're all getting spun out, we're getting spun. We believe all this shit like it's the truth. Where can you go to get the truth now? It's hard to find it in your own life because we've all been so brainwashed by this junk that fills the airwaves and fills the movie screens. [...] Technically, cinema has become a place where everything is possible, but in fact there's very little truth to be found."

William Friedkin, Fade In Magazine 2012

"You can't do this stuff halfheartedly. You either give your guts to it and your balls to it and your heart to it and your soul to it or you don't do it at all. Why bother? You have to give everything to art, otherwise it's not going to be worth a damn, it's not going to linger, it's not going to be there after you're gone."

Clive Barker, The Man Behind the Myth

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Room for art. Everywhere

What am I trying to say with my drawings and compositions?

Well, let's start with this one:
You're not just hanging around with your buddies and scratching your nuts. This is something else.

I have to be able to say this without feeling like a complete outcast. There has to be room for something else. Something challenging or subtle that gets overlooked in today's fearful atmosphere.

Art is discovery. You can never take it for granted. Having room for art is like letting your inner world breathe and speak.

I always want more than I can achieve. I don't want to be stale and complacent. My experiments continue. I've been drawing and painting my whole life, I've written hundreds of notes and taken 6000 photographs. Most important of all, I've been collecting experiences.

The hunger for powerful and suggestive images and ideas will be here as long as we are here.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Bombs, caves, corpses, blood

Otto Dix

"1914-1918 Enlists voluntarily for military service in field artillery in Dresden."

"Dix experienced the war on the frontmost lines. [...] If one reads his observations on those years and compares the statements recorded 'on site' in his 'war journal' with those written from memory forty years later, one is struck by the uniform tenor. [...]
'I had to see it all for myself. I am such a realist, you know, that I have to see everything with my own eyes in order to confirm that that's the way it is.' Even as a young man, Dix was candid about himself as well as toward others, as one can see from the entries in his diary in 1915 and 1916: 'Lice, rats, barbed wire entanglements, fleas, grenades, bombs, caves, corpses, blood, schnaps, mice, cats, gases, cannons, filth, bullets, machine-guns, fire, steel, that's what war is! Nothing but the devil's work!'"

Eva Karcher
Otto Dix, Taschen 2012
English translation:
Doris Linda Jones and Jeremy Gaines

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

My current versus childhood 90s favourites


Films & TV
Misery (Rob Reiner, 1990)
Twin Peaks (1990–91)
The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991)
Candyman (Bernard Rose, 1992)
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (David Lynch, 1992)
Riget (1994–97)

Mana Mana: Totuus palaa (1990)
Angelo Badalamenti: Soundtrack from Twin Peaks (1990)
Angelo Badalamenti: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Thorns: Trøndertun (1992)
Julee Cruise: The Voice of Love (1993)
Ved Buens Ende: Written in Waters (1995)


Films & TV
Tales from the Crypt (1989-96)
Total Recall (Paul Verhoeven, 1990)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (James Cameron, 1991)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (Kevin Reynolds, 1991)
Army of Darkness (Sam Raimi, 1992)
Braindead (Peter Jackson, 1992)
Candyman (Bernard Rose, 1992)
The X-Files (1993-2002)

YUP: Homo Sapiens (1994)
Moonspell: Wolfheart (1995)

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Tervehdys - Greeting

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Top 20 Italian soundtracks

Nino Rota
1954 La strada
1973 Amarcord

Ennio Morricone
1966 Come imparai ad amare le donne
1966 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
1968 Once Upon a Time in the West
1970 The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
1971 A Fistful of Dynamite
1971 A Lizard in a Woman's Skin
1971 Cold Eyes of Fear
1972 Who Saw Her Die?
1972 Four Flies on Grey Velvet
1972 Black Belly of the Tarantula
1975 Macchie solari
1976 Drammi gotici

Riz Ortolani
1972 Don't Torture a Duckling
1980 Cannibal Holocaust

1975 Deep Red
1977 Suspiria

Amedeo Tommasi
1976 The House with Laughing Windows

Fabio Frizzi
1981 The Beyond

Friday, May 4, 2018

Unconsciously connected

An innocent straight arrow between Sin and Apple in 2016. 
What a harrowing coincidence.

"The way of our living is the blood pumping through our veins, the ability to sense and to feel and to know, and the intellect doesn't really help you very much there. You should get on with the business of living."

"All the great novels, the reason you go to read them is not the plot, it's for the philosophical asides, to find out who Ernest Hemingway is or who Steinbeck is or who Faulkner is..."

Ray Bradbury, Day at Night (interview program 1973-1974)

My drawings mainly express unconsciously connected things and emotions. Whatever makes the image or idea interesting to me has to be in the special DNA of the work itself. Details and references won't save the image. If I show my subconscious something intriguing it will give me in return something even more intriguing. I have to be active, emotional and patient.

I admire irreverent artists who have more fun with all kinds of ideas and who don't take things for granted (religious language or imagery, for example). I appreciate works that have a miraculous quality and aren't just satisfying on the surface.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Vuotava - Bleeding

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Dimensions of darkness and beauty

"Fantasy abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters:
united with her, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of their marvels."
Francisco Goya

"What terrified me will terrify others; and I need only describe the specter which had haunted my midnight pillow."
Mary Shelley

"The waking dream is a kind of problem-solving, it is the way that you address the problem of why am I here? who am I? - all those big, big questions."
Clive Barker, Dreams vs. Nightmares

My drawings are not ugly. No matter what they are about or look like, my intention is to create strong, emotionally complex images. I'm not here just to shock or intimidate.

I've always been attracted to darker works and stranger moods. There are things we don't usually talk about because they're hard to explain. We can feel these things and explore these feelings through suggestive simplicity and mysterious beauty.

Most of my favourite songs and works can be described with words like dark, strange and beautiful. The beauty is in the understanding. I'm attempting to understand these feelings. I don't just give up.

I'm talking about the joy of ideas. Ideas that take you by surprise.
I don't have to ask myself "Wait, am I the right person to have these ideas?"

Hei Xuan Feng

Digital photograph. Rinta-Perälä, 2016.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Taste of transience

"The mad square: modernity in German art 1910-37 presents the key avant-garde movements that emerged in Germany during the early 20th century. [...] Berlin was a potent stimulant for these artists, providing a thriving, vibrant, cosmopolitan culture and generating a kind of nervous, creative energy that sustained artists during the prewar years until the early 1930s."

Edmund Capon, Art Gallery of New South Wales

"All attempts to make the Weimar Republic look more firmly established and stable, even before the world economic cataclysm broke its back, are historical whistling in the dark. It moved briefly through the debris of a dead but unburied past towards a sudden but expected end and an unknown future. [...]
 Even its few years of 'normality' rested on the temporary quiescence of a volcano that could have erupted at any time. The great man of the theatre, Max Reinhardt, knew this. 'What I love,' he said, 'is the taste of transience on the tongue - every year might be the last.' It gave Weimar culture a unique tang. It sharpened a bitter creativity, a contempt for the present, an intelligence unrestricted by convention, until the sudden and irrevocable death."

Eric Hobsbawm

The Mad Square
Modernity in German art 1910-37
Art Gallery NSW, Prestel 2011

Friday, April 27, 2018

Favourite Finnish music

Jean Sibelius (1865 – 1957) - classical
The Swan of Tuonela
Andante Festivo
Sydämeni laulu (Song of My Heart)

Martti Pokela (1924 - 2007) - folk / classical
Seitakivi (Seita Stone)
Unna ulla nunnu
Marraskuu (November)
Kalevalainen sävelmä (Kalevala melody)

Remu Aaltonen - rock / blues
Kenen yhden vaan
Viittä vaille kaks

Terveet Kädet ‎–  hardcore punk
Ääretön joulu, 1982

Mana Mana - melancholy rock
Totuus Palaa (Truth Is Burning), album 1990
Kuolla Elävänä (To Die Alive)
Maria Magdaleena

CMX - alternative rock
Pimeä Maa (Dark Land)
Tulikiveä (Brimstone)
Pelasta Maailma (Save the World)

Häiväusko - Whisper Faith, my first wax drawing from 2014

It was made quickly and I felt alive. It opened the door to something thrilling.

This is the original drawing before it was flipped horizontally.

Häiväusko (Whisper Faith) is also the title of my second album.

1. Häiväusko 1 - Whisper Faith 1
2. Häiväusko 2 - Whisper Faith 2
3. Häiväusko 3 - Whisper Faith 3
4. Häiväusko 4 - Whisper Faith 4
5. Parraskappale - Verge Piece
6. Himmerrys - Glimmering
7. Yökkönen - Noctuid
8. Ylitsekiertävä veri - Blood Above and Beyond
9. Sijaton haavelma - Restless Fantasy
10. Varjomuisti - Shadow Memory

Pipe organ classical

"The shadowy forms, that seem'd things dead and dead again, drew in at their deep-delved orbs rare wonder of me, perceiving I had life"
Dante Alighieri: Purgatory, CANTO XXIV

Karhu - Bear

Wax crayon. Rinta-Perälä, 2018.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Not a task or a routine

"Poetry has been to me its own exceeding great reward; it has given me the habit of wishing to discover the good and beautiful in all that meets and surrounds me."
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I am a living container. Everything I have ever experienced has an animated life inside my body. This is why I'm less worried about the amount of information I'm receiving every day. I don't feel like I'm being suffocated when I'm intuitively collecting things that move and evoke. These things often bubble up in surprising ways.

I've never lost interest in creation, even though I wasn't always sure about the direction. I've always done research based on curiosity, even when other people ridiculed me. The unpredictable energy of creation surpasses tasks and routines.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Breathtaking silent films

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari, Germany 1920)
Nosferatu (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens, Germany 1922)
Häxan (Witchcraft Through the Ages, Sweden & Denmark 1922)
Sherlock Jr. (United States 1924)
Battleship Potemkin (Bronenosets Potyomkin, Russia 1925)
A Page of Madness (Kurutta Ippeji, Japan 1926)
Faust (Faust – Eine deutsche Volkssage, Germany 1926)
Metropolis (Germany 1927)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc, France 1928)
Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog, France 1929)
Man with a Movie Camera (Chelovek s kinoapparatom, Russia 1929)
The Blood of a Poet (Le sang d'un poète, France 1930)