the moving ribbon writes ...

1 minute, 5 second video by Sonja van Kerkhoff, 2022

  video  by Sonja van Kerkhoff
  video by  Sonja van Kerkhoff

music: 19 May 2020 Lockdown Improvisation by Craig Denham, Kerikeri, Aotearoa

ribbon handlers: Ursula Christel & Sen McGlinn

filmed under New Zealand skies, June 2022

Persian text: Baha'u'llah, The Hidden Words
Persian Hidden Word 39.

video by  Sonja van Kerkhoff

The title refers to the Persian poet, Omar Khayyam's famous quotation on detachment and the animation of a text penned by Baha'u'llah also refers to detachment. The ribbon plays in the wind and tumbles and falls as if without a care. Perhaps the ribbon is a break through, a sign of celebration, into a time after covid?

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