Video by Bekah Mulberg.
Intended for Educational Purposes Only.
This project began as an exploration.
What is sacred space? What did it mean to our ancestors, to indigenous cultures who remain so entwined with their land?
Modern, secularized society tends to ignore this idea, and paints most of the world around us as profane space. That which is “sacred” we tend to keep sanctioned for a very few places. Often religious centers: church, synagogue, outer space.
And places of personal meaning.
But, this separation is destabilizing. Without a connection to all of the earth around us we can never feel at home. Nor take care of, nor navigate the world with care.
The project has evolved into a cry from future generations.
A kind of ominous plea, I suppose. . . .
Inspired by Columbia University’s “Tibetan Sacred Space.” with Professor Gray Tuttle | Spring 2018. Edited by Bekah Mulberg. Created in Collaboration with Many.
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Main sources include:
Albert King’s “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven”
Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land”
Joseph Campbell’s “The Power of Myth” (1988)
Godspeed! You Black Emperor’s “Sleep” (2000)
Ora Abel-Russell’s “Wisdomkeepers” (2009)
The Book’s “Group Autogenics I” (2010)
Anselm Kiefer: Remembering the Future (2015)
On Being with John O’Donohue: “The Inner Landscape of Being” (2015)
Siamak Hariri’s TED Talk, “How do you build sacred space?” (2017)
Tom van der Linden’s “Venturing into Sacred Space” (2018)
Bradley Tangonan’s “Hula Is More Than A Dance” (2018)
Jonathan Pageau’s “Sacred Space in Secular Terms” (2018)
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Baraka (1992) Waking Life (2001) Into the Wild (2007) Avatar (2009) Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) To the Wonder (2012) OVERVIEW (2012) Lore (2012) Tracks (2013) Embrace the Serpent (2015) Gaze, Technology and Death (2017) The Great Buddha + (2017) . . . Other accredited visual cues: Tim Sessler • Riina Vilén Jonathan Haring • The Perennial Plate Kevin Luiz • Kevin Margo Barrett Meeker • Jonathan Hodgson Alex Lee • Simeon Cristallin Johnny Bang Reilly • 3DQuakers Lumen Art Studio • Tim Fok Sam Williams • Paul Colangelo Katie Teague • Michael Nagel Niall O’Brien • Dark Rye Devin Cutter • Ben Russell Rachel Clarke • Sterling Crispin