Path is the Journey 800The Path is the Journey, video, 2009

Shot during a residency in Copenhagen, this video meditates on the local and what it means to pay attention to place.  An eleven-year-old boy leaves home to wander into the world. He finds bright yellow plums growing wild on the edge of his neighborhood and decides to pick them.  Returning home alone, he makes jam out of them, and when he is done he leaves home to begin again.  Without dialogue, the video has two voiceovers by the boy and two by his mother; the texts are from Kierkegaard, the Danish existential philosopher who lived his whole life in Copenhagen.  They pose the question of how far from home you must go to find truth.

See the full video here.

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