The Boat Is Still

The Boat Is Still Is a series of 13 pinhole photographs printed to duratran and illuminated with back lighting within the frames. Combined with found text from Jim Jarmush's 1994 acid western "Dead Man" to create an intangible narrative. "Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings,photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don't bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: 'It's not where you take things from - it's where you take them to' - Jim Jarmusch

Look out the window
And doesn't this remind you of when you were on the boat?
And later that night you were lying looking up at the ceiling
And the water in your head was not disimilar from the landscape
And you thought to yourself
Why is it that the landscape is moving, but the boat is still?
The round stones beneath the earth
have spoken through the fire
Things which are alike in nature grow to look alike
and the speaking stones have lain a long time looking at the sun
Some believe they descend with the lightening
But I believe they are on the ground and are projected downward by the bolt
That weapon will replace your tongue
You will learn to speak through it and your poetry will now be written with blood
I saw many sad thingsĀ 
as I made my way back to the lands of my people
You cannot stop the clouds
by the building of a ship
I have just ingested the food of the great spirit
Flowers of the medecine give us sacred visions that are not for you right now
Quest for vision is a great blessing. To do so one must go without food and water. All the sacred spirits recognise those who fast. It's good to prepare for a journey in this way
I will take you to the bridge made of waters
Then you will be taken up to the next level of the world
I must make sure that you pass back through the mirror at the place where the sea meets the sky
I prepared your canoe with cedar boughs, its time for you to leave now. Time for you to go back where you came from. Back to the place where all the spirits came from...and where all the spirits return. This world will no longer concern you

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