ruth miller – it is better to be together (1965)

It is better to be
Together. Tossed together
In a white wave, than to see
The ocean like an eagle.

It is better to lie
In the stormy seething
Than to judge the weather
In an eagle’s eye.

Cold is the bird
Who flies too far
In the clear vision
Which saints and eagles share:
Their faraway eyes are bitter
With darkened prayer.

O, it is better to try
WIth the white wave, together
To overturn the sky.

It is better to be together.

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From Floating Island, 1965.

Ruth Miller was a South African poet, born in 1919 in Uitenhage. She grew up in the northern Transvaal and spent her adult life in Johannesburg, working as a school secretary and later an English teacher. The accidental home death by electrocution of her son, aged 14, clouded the last six months of her life; she produced nothing for some time, and subsequently wrote some of her finest work. She died of cancer in 1969. More HERE.

björk – notget (2017)

If I regret us
I’m denying my soul to grow
Don’t remove my pain
It is my chance to heal

We carry the same wound
But have different cures
Similar injuries
But opposite remedies

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directed – by warren du preez & nick thornton jones
creative direction & masks – by björk & james merry
cgi & vfx creative – wicked pixels
cgi & vfx creative director and cgi artist – gavin coetzee
produced – by campbell beaton
2d flame – framestore london
d.o.p. – john mathieson
editor – owen oppenheimer @ the quarry
colourist – simona cristea @ rushes
production design – josephe bennett
make up – andrew gallimore @ clm
hair – martin cullen @ streeters

pure – no secrets (2017)

‘The journey has been so humbling! The significance of the search for self and internal happiness has been so clear and i’ve started listening in a big way for the very first time. This is my way of saying to myself “Purity i hear you loud and clear”.
This video embodies everything i believe in and stand for as a woman, as an artist and as an ever growing entity. I’ll let the piece speak for itself…’