Thursday, June 24, 2010
All, Dear Love, Is Energy
Xavier Chassaing's haunting and gorgeous experimental film "Scintillation" is made up of over 35,000 photographs in a mix of stop-motion and live action projection mapping.
"In their hot, dense cores, stars are fusing light elements into the heavy ones crucial for life such as carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorous, and iron. The tiny bits of unused mass left over from these thermonuclear reactions become starlight via the most famous formula in physics, Einstein’s E = mc².
On average,… each atom in our bodies has been processed through five generations of stars…knowing this curious fact can give us pride in our origins: it’s like we’re descended from royalty, only better. Our stellar legacy connects us to the universe and to each other. Like the song says, we are golden, we are stardust. All of us.”
“Your body is not solid flesh. Your body is not matter. It is energy...Your physical form is made of molecules, molecules are made of atoms, atoms are made of electrons, and electrons are made up of billions of specks of energy. Your body is a mass of scintillating specks of light, held together by your thoughts…”
--Sondra Ray, metaphysician