Olav de Maat and his girl friend came along to an evening entitled ‘How to See the Human Soul’ in Amsterdam a few weeks back. And that is what we set about doing. With the image from the Soul Biographies camera projected on to a large cinema screen. Imagine the subjects – thank you Goor and Carolien – left with nowhere to hide and the beyond intimate black and white image leaving the audience similarly with nowhere to hide.
He wrote me this simple line a few days ago, about the experience of seeing deeper from inside their relationship.
‘… we actually look at each other differently now. Literally.’
I wrote these few words by way of general invitation to all Soul Biographies Programs;
To truly bear witness to another allows for a voice that seems rare in this age. A voice that doesn’t set out to convince the world of right and wrong. A voice that starts without knowing where it might end up. A voice alive with truth and vulnerability, that travels without fear of consequence. The unfiltered voice of the human soul. The strength and wisdom of such a voice can change the course of a life. Even an organization. This time is about such a voice. This is where we will go …
The second I sat down in front of the camera I found out that something else was already there in search of me. In search of Who I Am, What I Stand For, and What I’ve Been Pretending Not to Know. Instinctively, I ducked. I weaved. I recited poetry. But I discovered you can’t spar with silence. And in the end …
A someone who recently sat in front of the Soul Biographies Camera woke up a few days ago with these unexpected few words in her imagination. She had no idea where they had come from. Or why, but thought that they pointed to something of importance with respect to this somewhat mysterious work […cont]
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