A close artist friend shared with me this UTube of Scottish bicycle rider Danny Macaskill, who collaborated with artist and musician friends to make this short video called Industrial Revolutions. It stopped my mind. Such a beautiful piece of true performance art. The visuals and music are a joy to watch and receive–emotionally and phenomenologically evocative in a real way beyond superficial glitz, mental banality, and religious exclusivity. The piece as a whole just summed up, for me at least, the lockdown we humankind have done to ourselves while also poetically, musically and visually addressing and advocating the seemingly impossible positive creative possibilities beyond hopelessness….
- Bob Carroll, Cohort ’09