words and art by w a l t e r w s m i t h

Images For HD Video: The Perception Of Time (A Beating Heart Remix)

Reality is the way we see things …

http://youtu.be/2fYwhvPeRds — The Perception Of Time (A Beating Heart Remix) Copyright 2012 – Walter W Smith – Music by Stars of the Lid

While watching a recent NOVA program, entitled The Fabric of the Cosmos, I once again became fascinated with the subject of “time” and our perception of it. It appears scientifically, that time exists in a “space-time continuum”.  Simultaneously existing. Integrated. Both influencing each other. A theory developed by Albert Einstein. My video delves into the human condition of the beating heart as an integral part of past, present and future; as being one without division; all that ever was, is, and will be.

This reality, if one takes the scientific approach, will create for us, another way of thinking about our lives. It can produce an uncertainty of sorts. Does it relinquish us from our past? Does it make the present moment more significant? Does it liberate us from the fear of the unknown–the future? Do our attachments, our thoughts, even our beliefs change and reconstruct themselves? Does our change in perception change even our bodies on a molecular level? Do we become more infused with All There IS?

Yes, I believe so. I can only feel emancipated. Why, because it connects me to everything. I can feel my heart beating as it once did and as it will forever. I can sense the surge of the cosmos and the essence of eternity existing within my very being.

It is beautiful … my reality of time and my beating heart.

P.S. in 1984 I saw the production of Einstein on the Beach at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. It is a post-modern opera produced and created by Robert Wilson and Philip Glass. It is based on Einstein’s theory of the space-time continuum. Beautiful and energetic, I highly recommend viewing it on YouTube.

Here is a link to a segment of Einstein on the Beach.

http://youtu.be/Q80xaxpBWjY — Knee Play 5 by RQLVN

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7 responses

  1. Cool abstract experimental vid.

    July 23, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    • Thanks Terry. I am working on minimalism as part of my video experimentation.

      July 23, 2012 at 9:58 pm

  2. I enjoyed your concept and vision in this video.

    July 24, 2012 at 12:49 am

    • Thank you Sheila. It is so hard at times to trust your instincts when it comes to video. This concept and vision felt right together.

      July 26, 2012 at 4:20 am

  3. I really like that idea of the beating heart as a metaphor for past, present, and future… as it is one essential, constant element to making them happen. No reality without heartbeat.

    July 26, 2012 at 3:27 am

    • Thanks Z.It is hard to describe the motivation for this post. I was feeling in awe. Like a new revelation. Feeling all at once free.

      July 26, 2012 at 4:18 am

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