As I joined New England Oddities group last Sunday to capture Stockbridge Main Street during its Christmas celebrations, I could not stop admiring the antique cars on show. I was drooling over the 1966 Mustang, the 1955 Corvette C1 with red leather and the array of Pontiac GTOs(1960s) on display. On my way to the Berkshires, I had chosen US 20 instead of the expressway and managed to snap a few frames on my way back to CT. It is that time of the year again when the day is barely alive.
"the Silent Camera" was conceived in 2009 and was inspired by the music of Arvo Part especially his piece "Silentium". I perceive the modern world as oscillating between two extremes that are analogous to two of Arvo Part's pieces:
"Perpetuum Mobile" represents the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the sea of people surrounding you, the noise in the streets, the deadlines, the challenges and the lessons to learn, the new technologies and risks facing our civilization, the musical pieces you learn [or fail to master],.. etc.
"Silentium" represents the resolution of every musical note, every spoken word and every movement of your day.
It is the moment that you are most likely to remember after the day's noise has settled and its turbulence has subsided. It is the moment that we all crave and the moment that will allow us to persist to the next day when the Perpetuum Mobile cycle starts again.