The rest of the life, which should seem a long time. Any breath is a long time if you feel pain of living, if you think life is burdened and you can’t take it. What is life for those who are scared to think further, even over night, the next day what will it bring, scared to take a step aside because something horrible will come of it, terrified of getting lost because nothing else can be found. How about for those who are not scared and do not think a minute further to consider why and what should they do, those who jump and those who do not think about time as something lengthy, life as something to measure, something to feel sad about, as a time to gather and own, life for those who cannot let the thought of the rest of the life go as they stay haunted by the idea of being trapped. What is the rest of the life? What has it been so far? Will you have something to contribute to and influence what it will be like? How have you contributed to your life so far? Is it far or is it close by for what you have been reaching? Do you know what to reach for? When you were little what did future look like? Full of opportunities, happenings and events of joy, no hardship but chances to grab like gifts. That is how you should see the rest of the life still, an opportunity and chance you have been granted. Do not feel sorry for what you do not get, it is not about taking and having. But what else do we do but give and take. Is it so we cannot do otherwise and we must draw lines in between to whom we give and to whom we do not?
http://www.artnotoil.org.uk/blog/hundreds-take-part-protest-performance-louvre-museum-over-oil-sponsorship It is still interesting how powerful cultural and artistic connection is for companies and cities. How art is used to make things look better than they are, how art can be used to manipulate and is harnessed for business purposes to make money for those who understand marketing value of high art and importance of creating illusions of kind, creative, open and collectively giving industries and corporations who do good. The thought is of course it is used and manipulated. Art needs money. How necessary finance is in making art, displaying it and producing? Money and getting it play bigger part than it should, how ethical and correct relation between finance and art is can and should be argued.
What is in the picture? What is left out? Who is able to use a camera and what kind of camera? Photographers are idealized in capturing the moment, capturing a feeling and time.
Have you noticed how especially in American TV-shows that like to emphasize speed and hurry shutter noise of a camera is used to bring atmosphere of the moment. Right now something important is going to happen or is going on. Quick shots in a row are shown to us as a mark of importance. Shows that focus on crime and politics, in which things happen rapidly, change fast, quick thinking and problem solving are the key issues. There are people who are on top of things, being solvers and key persons who have master minds. They are photographing situations and bloodstains or they are being photographed. Finding evidence, proof and truth, respectability and present moment right now on a face of that actor. Respectability and raising interest with quickness of a shutter of a camera, noise and movement.
In TV time is money and in acting strange kind of speeding, constant making and something happening, especially in American shows, all the time without moments of rest is a value that is repeated. Something new is there behind the corner all the time. Pauses are found boring and uninteresting, though they have been the core things of acting a long time. Without this newness of all the time we might lose and be forgotten. We are afraid of those two, losing and being forgotten.