It is astonishing that thoughts are invisible.
Yes. You need material to express a thought.
Though it makes sense: humans are also bones, flesh and muscles… and a soul.
It would be interesting to make a lexicon of thoughts and a lexicon of materials, and then connect some lines – to make the materials meaningful, and the thoughts visible.
Music would make this game a lot more confusing.
Sound waves, rhythms, melodies, harmonies – all of which are invisible; a complex language that manages in the most magical way to create emotions and physical reactions; And then there are the instruments and the people, playing the invisible music. Trying to define what is the thought and what is the material brings to mind millions of answers.
Sometimes I have a feeling that I don’t have a ground under my feet. Because most of the time I’m occupied intensely with something that one cannot touch and one cannot see. Yet, regardless of the invisibility of both thoughts and materials, music has built my life and my character in a way only a magical mixture of substance and philosophy could have done.
MOUNT DELA is about music, mainly classical music, and about two central elements: creativity and material.
It’s about the imagination and creativity that allows substance and thoughts to connect and become art.
“Imagination can be entirely internal. You could be imaginative all day long without anyone noticing. But you would never say that someone was creative if that person never did anything. To be creative you actually have to do something. It involves putting your imagination to work to make something new […]. You can think of creativity as applied imagination.” The Element / Sir Ken Robinson
Maybe it’s just the narcissistic wish of artists, to express themselves and create reflections of their own being (and by doing so, bringing back a sense of ground under the feet).
MOUNT DELA stands for creativity, mixtures, multi-tasking, mind broadening, details, humour, imagination and materials of all textures, colours and smells. While trying to express the philosophy of MOUNT DELA, I came up with a story about a musician who got lost at the backstage of a concert hall where he found an ancient mountain. Together with Einav Shemer, we started working on a short stop motion film… Maybe one day we will finish this project and you will know what happened to the lost musician and to the ancient mountain.
Till then – enjoy these strange 30 seconds – my envision of MOUNT DELA: