Saturday, January 26, 2008

ashes and snow: animal and human interaction

Gregory Colbert's Ashes and Snow is an ongoing project weaving together photography, films, art installations and a novel in letter.s He captures extraordinary interactions between humans and animals, with poetics and grace rarely seen. In this journey, Colbert has taken more than 30 expeditions to locations like Egypt, Burma, Tonga, Sri Lanka, Namibia, Kenya, Antarctica, the Azores and Borneo. The film first opened at the Arsenale in Venice, Italy in 2002 and travels the globe with no final destination. You must try to see the exhibition and film if you can, or order the DVD on the website-it is a bit like Baraka.

"In exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals, I am working towards rediscovering the common ground that once existed when people lived in harmony with animals. The images depict a world that is without beginning or end, here or there, past or present." Gregory Colbert, creator of ashes and snow

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