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Friday, June 6, 2014

Chauvet Caves

Went with Jen Osh to see Werner Hertzog's movie about the Chauvet Caves.

The film was so delicious. The knowledge it allows us. Sacrifice. Fundamental need. Tribal interaction.
Desire to communicate and create. Celebration. Fear. Awe. Tentative victory. Sensuality. Forcse of nature.
All there. All recorded in time 58,000 years ago.

I love caves, rock paintings, found stone tablets, shards and broken pottery. Remnants of the long past.
Stories not really known but reflected through object in such a moving way.

This film captures our overwhelming need to control and understand that which doesn't belong to us.
All revealed by a rocks that hid this chamber for nearly 60,000 years.
Chauvet Cave images that were scratched into the soft mud. Hidden for more than 50,000 years.

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