The Art of Being by Chase Jarvis
I’ve mentioned Chase Jarvis before, because of his videos and because of Creative Live. He is again a professional, on the creative side this time, who makes a living out of his ‘art’ or ‘work’ or work-of-art maybe, and who is also very generous about his knowledge and accumulated wisdom.
Lucky us, we definitely are living in a moment where personal and professional growth are associated with genuine and limitless sharing.
A little recap for those who haven’t read the aforementioned articles or don’t know Chase Jarvis: Jarvis is an autodidact and professional photographer and filmmaker who is also very active in his professional community, sharing what he knows and has access to.
Freshly posted on his website today, the 8 minute video titled ‘Dasein: the Art of Being‘ concludes a month of residency at the ACE Hotel in Manhattan dedicated to the project Dasein: An Invitation to Hang that was about celebrating the concept of snapshot images.
The residency is over and Jarvis made this video, this reflection really, about the art of being and the benefice of separating oneself from its routine to create something, anything, even if only for the time needed to take a snapshot.
It’s an interesting and touching video that tackles subject relevant to me and, I’m guessing, to other people who might also be struggling to maintain a satisfying level of creativity while solving daily problems.
If you need an extra push to watch it, here is Jarvis’ last sentence from his blog post:
While this story is quite a personal one, I hope it carries a collective meaning back to you and your life. For the film’s simple aim is to make a case that a more creative life–through whatever mechanism you can use to break your life out of routine and for however much time you can allot–is one more worth living.
Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Drop a word if you feel like it, I’d love to know how it resonates in and around you!