Hriday Aakash

'Hriday Aakash'
The Landscape of the Heart.
A short animated film for 'The Kabir Project'
at Srishti.
Kabir talks of a 'Sky in 
one's heart'.
When we see trees and mountains and rivers we connect with them because we have those very trees growing within us. 
'Our body is the sky.
When the lotus in our hearts rain
The sky gets wet'
This story takes place in this Heartscape.
I'm not going to give the whole story away but it's based on true stories of moths. :)
Wikipedia says: 
Moths frequently appear to circle artificial lights. One hypothe
sis advanced to explain this behaviour is that moths use a technique of 'Celestial Navigation'.
By maintaining  a constant angular relationship to the moon they can fly in a straight line.
Like sailors at sea.
When they see artificial light- they get distracted and circle around it. 
Me animation uses this as a metaphor and perhaps a mythology.
The moon is the divine/the truth.
And these artificial lights represents maya that distracts us off our path.
Along the way this moth encounters a Firefly (desire), a Streetlamp (maya/illusion) and 
A candle flame (love)
While in search of light.
'The moon shines in my body, but my blind eyes cannot see it' says Kabir.
The moth following a Firefly (desire) through the forest
She leads him to Maya (an artificial light/a universe of illusion within a lampost)
More soon!
Come for the Kabir Festival
to see/watch/hear love spoken and sung.


Hari Adivarekar said...

"All know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know that the ocean merges into the drop"

"In your body is the garden of flowers.
Take your seat on the thousand petals of the lotus, and there gaze on the Infinite Beauty"


Taaneya Balaji said...

lovely.with the words in the sea!

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Tin Man said...

what ra machaaa!!! how you write off like this?? full to full dhamal it hits off :)

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Anonymous said...

funntasstic i cant wait to see it. :)
i watch shabnams flim yesterday and it was this very 'doha'. song that muktar ali sang and ive been triping on it since. superr daaa.. wht i voice. !

PrlJay said...

Of moths and the moon. Reading and feeling your posts from miles away. Missing bumping into familiar faces down familiar lanes and exchanging shy helloes

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we are tripping.
The universe conspiring, the wet bodies, heart landscapes.

Its all too wonderful.
We think we are going to get down to the Lilly bar and order the Lunar Meteor to see the stars and celebrate this festival of love, sky, souls, and art.

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