Phenomena, Design and Spirituality

February 16, 2010

Notes on Phenomena, Design and the Spiritual

I’m amazed amid all the devastation at the failure to grasp the extent of the intimacy of interconnectedness in the phenomena we share, as a phenomenologist (logos embracing both rationality and spirituality) and one who feels a kinship with what is loosely called the spiritual.
My rational self sees a design at work in the interconnectedness of phenomena as science seeks to comprehend the design and reason it out, work out methods and measures.
The design, however, is a priori, and as far as I understand design, it too has an a priori. Mutation is part of the design, the method – so is probability and randomness.
I can’t escape the notion of design per se and can’t explain how it, in itself, came to be. It’s here that I make the Kierkegaardian leap, keeping in mind what he called “the cunning of oblivion.”
So I try to value what is, as both immanent and transcendent, recognizing the gray matter limits -that valuing, to me, is “spiritual.”


November 21, 2008

An 9-minute experimental film/video on memory, its reliability, abstraction and feeling. Filmed by Wes Rehberg, Wild Clearing

“What We Make Disappears” … (Between the Ice Ages)

October 2, 2008

What We Make Disappears … (Between the Ice Ages) from Wes Rehberg on Vimeo.

In this 5-minute experimental video, I reflect on how temporary things are … that all we create eventually disappears in a universe that changes, a solar system that will vanish. This is part of Between the Ice Ages, tone poems and found objects.

BETWEEN THE ICE AGES: … FAITHFUL … to the creative spirit

September 28, 2008

Between the Ice Ages: … faithful … from Wes Rehberg on Vimeo.

This is a 3-minute 47-second video reflection on how faithfulness to the creative spirit within is the prime sensibility and responsibility in film and art. — Wes Rehberg, Wild Clearing


September 25, 2008

Between the Ices Ages: Hummingbirds from Wes Rehberg on Vimeo.

This is a two-minute film tone poem of hummingbirds in the midst of fragile life on a fragile planet. Filmed by Wes Rehberg, score by Max Ruehl. Also … We’ve reworked our site to include a new category, “Tone Poems and Found Objects,” on the theme of Between the Ice Ages, with several film sketches … links to these are found at …