The Sheltering Sky
"Sheltering Sky" was a video I made as a result of my residency at Uronto Art Exchange Program in Bangladesh. The name comes from a movie from Bertolucci, based on a book by Paul Bowles. “The Sheltering Sky”, talks about the observer that goes as far as possible (geographically and spiritually) from the place that was born, guided by curiosity, to see the world. Using that as a metaphor for my own phenomenological experience, I recorded most of my time in Chittagong and Dhaka with my Iphone.
The text used in the video is taken from a 1977 Berkeley lecture by the physicist David Bohm (December 20, 1917–October 27, 1992). He says that “Reality is what we take to be true” and how our perception shapes our experience of reality. Perception is changed by experiences and our reality is changed by our perception. Your vision from your reality is unique and this video is a registration of my perception being changed by a reality far away from the place I was born, a sheltering sky in Bangladesh.
"Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we believe. What we believe is based upon our perceptions. What we perceive depends on what we look for. What we look for depends on what we think. What we think depends on what we perceive. What we perceive determines what we believe. What we believe determines what we take to be true. What we take to be true is our reality."
- David Bohm