Exploration. A thing of the past, when there were still blank spots on the map?
Maybe not, if only we realize how much there is left, certainly for us personally, to learn and see.
Let’s call it microexploration.
People keep saying that outdoors experiences are as good as therapy for one’s mental health. And wonder why people would climb mountains while putting great athletes on pedestals.
Where does that leave a normal person with some outdoors interests, but no particular inclination to do anything noteworthy for others?
Japan tourism is booming – and the Fascination Japan still arises from its foreignness and the peculiarity of its culture. With Japan being seen as so different from the “West”, a Japanese influence on highlights of European art, works by artists such as Monet, Van Gogh or Klimt, surprises.
What if you – or actually, modern artists- thought about nature as an actor? The nature found in classical works of art? To perform the thoughts, bring the art into a conversation?
You’d get Ganymed Nature, this year’s edition of the Ganymed art performances, bringing paintings to modern interpretive life.
Another year, another May 1 I went out to support Arche Noah (Noah’s Ark, Austria’s society for the preservation of heirloom plant varieties) in their spring plant sale.
The more people get together, the further they seem to be driven apart. Thinking fast, not with cultural relativism…