And These by Sonja van Kerkhoff & Sen McGlinn

Animation / 1 minute / flash (swf) / English + Spanish / The Netherlands / 2010 / North America

“And these realities of things, though in the utmost diversity, are yet intimately connected one with the other”

  • Music: David Dely , Hungary/Colombia + his band, Tumba y Quema
  • Animation by: Sonja van Kerkhoff + Sen McGlinn

The animation which finishes with the text in English and Spanish: “And these realities of things, though in the utmost diversity, are yet intimately connected one with the other” is loaded with messages.

As a viewer, you have to work out your own message. The quotation which comes from the Bahai writings, could refer to the changing elements in the animation or it could refer to a narrative that seems to spin off in several directions at once.

At a point elephants surface and seem more human than the people in the animation, in the sense that they seem to be more free from the constraints of the world around them.
This freedom is as much a message about free will as about peace, because peace is chosen and created by society.The song, Son Maloso, by Colombian David Dely + the band, Tumba y Quema, currently based in Budapest, Hungary shares similiar sentiments.

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