NAQOYQATSI - Concert Cinema
More important than
empires, more powerful than world religions, more decisive than
great battles, more impactful than cataclysmic earth changes, NAQOYQATSI
chronicles the most significant event of the last five thousand
years: the transition from the natural milieu, old nature, to the
"new" nature, the technological milieu.
Nature has held earthly
unity through the mystery of diversity. New nature achieves this
unity through the awesome power of technological homogenization.
NAQOYQATSI is a reflection on this singular event, where our subject
is the medium itself, the wonderland of technology. The medium is
our story. In this scenario human beings do not use technology as
a tool (the popular point-of-view), but rather we live technology
as a way of life. Technology is the big force and like oxygen it
is always there, a necessity that we cannot live without. Because
its appetite is seemly infinite, it is consuming the finite world
of nature. It is in this sense that technology is NAQOYQATSI, a
sanctioned aggression against the force of life itself - war life,
a total - war beyond the wars of the battlefield.
NAQOYQATSI takes us
on an epical journey into a land that is nowhere, yet everywhere;
the land where the image itself is our location, where the real
gives way to the virtual. As the gods of old become dethroned, a
new pantheon of light appears in the integrated circuit of the computer.
Its truth, becomes the truth.
Extremes of promise
and spectacle, tragedy and startling hope fuse in a digital tidal
wave of image and music. In a poetic nanosecond, NAQOYQATSI give
utterance to a new world coming, a new world here.