Certain faces, a few, one or two—or one face photographed by recollection—
to my mind,
to my sight,
must remain a delight.
— Marianne Moore
Taken from her poem entitled A Face (~1951).
THIS FORTNIGHT'S PLAYLIST
Songs with words that do more than rhyme.
Climate poetry by Ellen Renton, new music by Bill Callahan and a bunch of releases from young women in Hip-Hop that we’re listening to right now.
INDIGENOUS WISDOM AS A PATH TO HEALING
“What makes it worse is knowing we could have prevented much of this damage through applying cultural fire and caring for country practices.”
Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation is an Indigenous led network and aims to re-invigorate the use of cultural burning by facilitating cultural learning pathways to fire and land management. They assisted in a recent report by Planet Ark called ‘Regenerating: Our Land, Our People, Our Future’ that investigates the environmental and health impacts from the 2019 bushfires and suggests a path to healing.
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO WALK 4,300KM ACROSS A COUNTRY?
Photo by Mat Bate
The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is one of the longest continuous hiking trails in the world, spanning up the west coast of America from Mexico to Canada. Two hikers/filmmakers walked the PCT a few years ago and filmed a documentary about it. It’s available to watch for free on Vimeo, so sit back and follow the two as they make their epic five month journey.
Note: Extreme blister warning.
DIVING BEYOND ON ONE BREATH
Guillaume Néry is a true wonder. For nearly 2 decades he has travelled the world pushing the limits of the human body and breaking freediving depth records. He and his wife Julie (also an acclaimed freediver) have been documenting these experiences for the last 10 years. Their most recent film, released last year, is called One Breath Around The World and is as phenomenal as it is beautiful.
Darken the lights, headphones on.