about the land


"For Aboriginal peoples, country is much more than a place. Rock, tree, river, hill, animal, human – all were formed of the same substance by the Ancestors who continue to live in land, water, sky. Country is filled with relations speaking language and following Law, no matter whether the shape of that relation is human, rock, crow, wattle. Country is loved, needed, and cared for, and country loves, needs, and cares for her peoples in turn. Country is family, culture, identity. Country is self." *1

A branch on Sand Ground | Hoge Veluwe | januari 2020
A branch on Sand Ground | Hoge Veluwe | januari 2020

minyahgu buyma balun bundagahl

why worry when the river is so close


If we understand the landscape as everything around us, the landscape includes the sky and his phenomena such as blueness, clouds, rain, lighting, stars and rays of light. The sky, Tnggri, is the power above all powers. *5

DALFSEN NL | DECEMBER 2019
DALFSEN NL | DECEMBER 2019

CLOUDS CLOUDS (...) WE KNEW NOTHING | 2011

Hemweg-8 Amsterdam (Kolencentrale)

 

TEXT IN VIDEO: (...) we knew nothing where we were, or upon what land it was we were driven, whether an island or the main, whether inhabited or not inhabited (...) Fragment page 47 from the Novel 'The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe'.  Daniel Defoe 1719 


LAND

Soil & Hands on Bhutanese Paper | 2019  (Soil From Ens Noordoostpolder NL)


THE VOICE OF THE RAIN.

And who art thou? said I to the soft-falling shower,
Which, strange to tell, gave me an answer, as here translated:
I am the Poem of Earth, said the voice of the rain,
Eternal I rise impalpable out of the land and the bottomless sea,
Upward to heaven, whence, vaguely form'd, altogether changed, 
and yet the same,
I descend to lave the drouths, atomies, dust-layers of the globe,
And all that in them without me were seeds only, latent, unborn;
And forever, by day and night, I give back life to my own  origin,
and make pure and beautify it;
(For song, issuing from its birth-place, after fulfilment,
wandering, Reck'd or unreck'd. duly with love returns.)
Walt Whitman VS (1819-1892)