Friday, January 06, 2006

Reflections on Dreamtrips

After 6 years in making Dreamtrips, I finally come up with the DVD. It is the closing of a chapter for me, but there are
ideas from the film that I intend to explore further. Such as the idea of Creativity, what is behind it? What makes people
want to create? What pleasure that the creative process gives to the creator?

In the Christian religion, the belief that the world was created by God in the act of Creation is a notion that I want to
explore further. If human is made in the image of God, then this drive to create can possibly be a purpose of human
existence.

Dreatmrips touched the tip of a well of ideas and it is a good jumping board to develop new ideas and thoughts on
the creative act itself.

There are several ideas developing, one is to look at Jesus Christ as an artist, a sort of performance artist that changed
the course of history, creative force that ultimately led to the performance of the millennium, facing death and resurrect,
what a great show!

The other idea on creativity is the idea of Hitler as a failed artist trying to put his revenge to the world by forming the
Nazi party. If we look at these two person side by side, Jesus Christ and Hitler were promoting dangerous idea to the world
and ultimate changed it. They sort of lived through the handywork and principals they have created.

The third idea has to do with the process of creation, what is the mind going through in the creative act? And what inspire
creativity? What are the sparks and why are they the muse? I am particularly interested in places that inspire people, not
only the beautiful scenery but specific the light of a place, these are subtle things that may not be noticed by the people
who don't create but artists has been sensitive to light for centuries, from painters to photographers and now filmmakers,
it seems that we as audience has taken for granted the beauty of light itself. Of morning and dusk. We are so very hurroed in
our living that we barely notice day and night, especially everything seems to be non stop 24 hours these days.

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