This morning I discovered this amazing performance by Olivier de Sagazan - Transfiguration on Sebastien Collier's blog. If you're easily creeped out it may not be for you, but once you get past that it's quite interesting. I don't suggest you keep reading this post until you see the video, because there's relevance you know... Anyway go. Watch.
"TRANSFIGURATION" a Performance by Olivier De Sagazan from Supralude on Vimeo.
For most of the video all I could think about was
1. Holy wow he's holding his breath a lot
2. Mud mud mud mud mud mud mud...madneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessss nananananananannaa.
3. Can we replace the soundtrack of Transfiguration to Mud Madness, do a remix, and what fun that would be?
I wouldn't want to ruin anything so beautiful (either of the pieces), but it is food for thought. On the other hand, if you don't have the balls to handle something being ruined/transformed then what is life about? I'm an consummate perfectionist. It's my struggle every day, with myself and with my work. I attain some semblance of balance in my work, where I allow myself let go that part of me that won't let go of stupid quirks like critters in the house. My work is about imperfections, of beauty in the ordinary, wabi-sabi.
I've also been thinking about all the changes that are going on in my life, from last year to now, all the transformations, transmorphing, re-birthing, re-doing since I decided that an independent career choice was a fabulous idea. It's been quite a journey and I'm ready for something else. I'm not giving this life up, but just adding to it. I've made the decision to find a job, albeit half-heartedly, but I think it's time to get back into the world. I am more certain about what I want no doubt. And so I go forward.