And that's the difficulty, isn't it? We can't measure the "feel" with our vector
scopes and light meters and sound levels...the hits, as Johannes puts it. But to
some degree we can. I was discussing this thread with my collaborator this
evening and she mentioned one way to measure your success with an audience:
"When I found out that (fellow artist, name withheld)'s friends all hated our
piece, I KNEW we'd done it right."
Niels, while it may seem difficult to find the spirituality in the work, perhaps
it is the proximity...I saw the work of Maya Deren for the first time this last
semester, one of the first dance/camera artists. She was struggling with a new
medium, lack of audience, technological weights on her creative muscles...yet I
found her work, even in the light of all our new betadigiavidtech, profoundly
moving. She put the passion in, and it stayed, to inspire me and my fellow
students. I can only maintain the hope that as long as we do the same, our work
will hold true for the future.
(swells of symphonic music, slow fade to black, roll credits)