"If you think you have a final purpose and you’re going to do everything to get to this purpose, that’s fine, but you’re also going to lose all the richness in exploratory behavior which is, “Well, maybe I don’t know what’s point B is, I don’t know where I’m going to, but it’s going to be so enriching to go through all the learning and see all the possible paths.”
So I think that socially, it’s important to demystify this idea that you have to have a true call and you have to have a purpose. You can have a purpose without a concrete goal to reach. Your purpose is to live and to discover and to learn, and that may change the idea you have of failure because if you are engaging in exploratory behavior, you may get to point B, but in the meantime, you’ll learn a lot of things and this is what has value, everything that we learned, that we explore and we discover. Maybe I didn’t get to point B, but I learned all other types of alternative paths, and in each fraction of the path that I stopped and learned something new is valuable in itself.
I think that’s something that the movie shows, maybe the purpose is that. Just being, just learning, just sharing, just exploring. And I think as you say, art it’s very prevalent. It is in science too. You have to be the big scientist and you have to make the big discovery and if you don’t, then everything was worthless. We do have to change this mindset because for most of us, it’s not going to be the case that we’re going to have this particular goal and we’re going to reach it and then we’re going live happy ever after. So, we better learn to understand the purpose in a different way. All the discoveries that you’re going to have throughout your everyday journey."
Fernanda Perez-Gay Juárez
data vis prompts
- how many times i said thank you / received thank you, in what forms, how much did i mean it, who is it for
- what kind of noise i heard in a week
- how many doors i went through in a summer time pandemic
- how may times i check my phone, why, what did i see and how did i felt
- how many times i laughed
hidden through time/hidden folks --> still/animated illustration --> dynasty??江南百景图?? animal season illustration??
a list of stuff gone bad in our fridge
may.14 - may.28 what are the food we thrown away, how's the condition, who's food was it.
C//sweet potato (half, with something growing, orange and white unknown creatures)
H//tomatoes (4 with with mold)
C//Mozzarella cheese (smells different, pungent)
H//Side dish (fragmented)
H//yellow bell pepper, mold
H//eggplant, nothing wrong with it, but it was in the fridge for more than 2 weeks
H//salad spring mix, leaves turned yellow
H//half onion, mold
C//mushroom, giant one, mold
H//celery, strawberries, mold
C// a whole box of mushroom with mold, brand new never opened so sad
C// croissant the evil packaging!
may26 cleaning fridge!
find the mold origin, the coffee grounds with so many mold ewwwww
H// pickled cucumber
H// parmesan cheese powder
H// sayuri nigori sake
H// dry cured ham
h// whole wheat bread mold
may.29-jun.12 what are the food we thrown away, how's the condition, where is it in the fridge.
c//avocado 1 avocado with mold inside
c//cranberry a little with mold 90g
h// my entire bit of trader joe's cheese, green mold I'm very sad