cheers to our 200th post!!
How we move through the daily: our thoughts (from the immediate to the delayed to the future). …will the commute run smoothly today? Will the kids be nice today? Will I make it through the motions of the day?
But not just these banal movements. The movement of the social: communicating, interacting, emotion and physical … the momentary, the fleeting, the monotonous, and the new. The transfer of energy: eye contact and connection, averted heads and mumblings.
The meaning in movement: walking toward something (and walking away), class movement, activism, change.
THE POTENTIAL in movement.
And the static.
Sitting. at. a. computer.
My goal is to provide a green tree environment in an urban setting. The trees will be exhibited in a series of places; for example in a building lobby as a group or a section of someone’s office. Maybe the trees will be installed in a school or they may travel in a portable green house and be placed next to bus stops or in front of businesses. The exhibition spaces will be specifically chosen to accommodate several project needs:No matter your location, you can participate in the project, grow an avocado tree, and be a part of the project. Check out the website to get involved, contact the artist, and even find support on how to sprout an avocado seed, and further be a part of this interesting experiment...
• To create an environment that can positively enliven or positively influence the mood of a place (enliven the space and how people feel about it)
• To create a place for conversation and discussion between people that don’t usually talk to each other
• To connect the arts with people who don’t usually visit art museums or art galleries
• To involve people in the process of growing a tree from a seed and parting with it to create a positive environment.
Here's an interview of Moore on the Bill Maher show in which they talk about the film and the experiences resulting from the whole endeavor of making it. They also get into how important diet is in maintaining a healthy body and healthy life. Watch...
You can also watch the entire film, hosted on googlevideo, here.
read an interview with Pilger here.
‘It is evident that the Maya claimants rely on agriculture, hunting, fishing and gathering for their physical survival. It is also clear that the land they traditionally use and occupy plays a central role in their physical, cultural and spiritual existence and vitality,’ said Chief Justice Abdulai Conteh.
He ordered that the government of Belize must, ‘determine, demarcate and provide official documentation of Santa Cruz’s and Conejo’s [two Mayan villages] title and rights in accordance with Maya customary law and practices’. He also ordered the government not to carry out any logging, mining or other resource exploitation projects on the Mayans’ land.Read the rest of the article...
Check out the Belize Reports for another take on this story from someone who is there on the ground, working in Toledo as a teacher for the U.S. Peace Corps. It's also an interesting blog that offers a peek into life with the Maya in the "forgotten district."