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KIRERU

by RootlessRoot feat. John Parish at Onassis Cultural Centre
—17102012

 

DECALOGUE IN ELEVEN STEPS

Beetroot’s Decalogue (in eleven steps)
from Beetroot’s TEDxAcademy 2012:
The Journey presentation “Connecting the odds”
—25092012

1
Having a vision is to know how to set a destination and a journey free of any conditions.
Visions are different to dreams. Dreams are all about intentions, while visions include
the process for achieving them. Thinking your visions in detail and making them clear
in your mind, enhances your ability to distinguish people, mediums and projects
than can help you to achieve them.

 

2
Roots are important but human beings are not plants. We travel, experience and change.
You may want to grow independent of your past. Every time you begin a new creative journey,
your travel bag should be empty in order to hold everything you might need whether it comes
from your past or not. An Ayn Rand’s character says somewhere:
“I stand at the end of no tradition. I may, perhaps, stand at the beginning of one.”

 

3
Concentrate on the question, read the manual, pay attention to the expressions,
the phrasing and the style. Don’t hesitate to respond. Good communication is based
on paying attention to details and respecting the conversation’s pace.

 

4
Everybody has problems and most of them even think that theirs are more important than yours.
Recounting your difficulties won’t help you overcome them. Every time you manage to handle
trouble with calmness, you fortify yourself against the anxiety of a new crisis.

 

5
Every system, method, tool that doesn’t work provides a fantastic opportunity for repairing,
replacement or space for a completely new way of thinking and ultimately for creativity and growth.
Obviously our world is a land of opportunities.

 

6
Errors are neither bad nor –of course- good but rather part of the process to any outcome.
The error suggests the trial, the experiment, the acceptance and the respect of anything
random and unexpected. The error destroys a path to give birth to many.

 

7
Stop, wait, rest. The pause is a necessary moment of stillness. It may have no past but it has a future.
It is a moment of calmness, tranquility and concentration but at the same time a nucleus ready
to unleash vast amounts of energy to all directions. The pause is not mind-numbing; it is a bomb about to explode.

 

8
Collaborations are hard, tiresome, slow, creative, productive and prolific.

 

9
Taboos, prejudices, dogmas, commitments and phobias distract you from coming out with solutions,
understanding others and setting up your mind according only to your course of action and goal.
You will change many times in the creation of your vision, and this is all very natural.

 

10
Rewards come in many types: the joy in the creative process, the opportunity to experiment,
the fulfillment of sharing and even the financial profit. Clearly there is no reason for sourcing
your energy without any reward.

 

11
Every completed work is like small death to its creator. A work has a very small life as it is made
to be used and consumed. In that sense, it is easy to “die” with your work. Concentrate in the discovery
of a creative process that makes you happy and the outcome will always occur.

 

 

Athens, photography—13062012

Minotaur in place—22042012

The Greek Monster Exhibition
Benaki Museum – Pireos St. Annexe
27/4 – 29/7/2012
Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00
Friday, Saturday: 10:00 – 22:00

 

Worked hard—21042012

The Greek Monster Exhibition
Benaki Museum – Pireos St. Annexe
27/4 – 29/7/2012
Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00
Friday, Saturday: 10:00 – 22:00

BACK TO THE ANIMALS

URBAN WILDLIFE

DEAD CATS

DEAD RATS

Can’t see what they were at, all right
Dead cat in a top hat, wow
Sucking on the young man’s blood
Wishing he could come, yeah
Sucking on the soldier’s brain
Wishing it would be the same

Dead cat, dead rat
Can’t you see what they were at?
Fat cat in a top hat
Thinks he’s an aristocrat
Thinks he can kill and slaughter
Thinks he can shoot my daughter

Yeah right! oh yeah!
Oh right! yeeah!

Dead cats, dead rats
Think they’re an aristocrat
Crap, now that’s crap!

The Doors, Absolutely Live

no title for this

bloody sweet

SLWW-TR1980

Too small for my body

Splish Splassh Splie

CIDL CADL CIDL

Lost        Se rie s   F inal  Eve  n t

The man behind the glass

TWINS

didl dlah dlie creature

Bibl blah Blie creatures