Oneness and the Machine Gaze (2015)
In 1997 walking along the stream behind Headingly's golden mile on my way to pick up some 'magik' from the Treehouse, an impossibly old Chinese lady stopped me in my tracks.
Unannounced she put her hand on my chest, and spoke softly in a language I didn't know, but understood clearly. I repeated her words back to her verbatim "I will find the answers to my questions, in seven years when I live south of my river". She smiled and nodded. We parted, but when I turned back she was no longer visible.
We all sat up high zoomed out in the tree house clouds that afternoon, and discussed its significance. I didn't really think back to that incident till almost exactly seven years had passed, and I was living just outside Brixton, south of the river Thames.
That morning I had wandered into the local library in Herne Hill and found the answer to one of my questions printed in black & white a shelf printed in black & white. Why is the world the way it is?, Why does Whiteness act like it's the Leader?.
The text stated that during Colonisation all books, and texts, revealling India's history and knowledge were systematically erased by fire. Then they came across the Vedas. It described Persian men with similarities to thier own image, having fair skin and pale blue eyes. The Vedas were inserted at starting point of Academic Texts.
Oneness and the Machine Gaze is a short Sci-fi film about a Surviellance Device that spends a day off strolling along the south bank of it's river.