For those paying attention, we are living in extraordinary times. People have always made extraordinary art and overcome extraordinary challenges so why is now any different from the past? Where traditional media has failed to inform us, independent voices have risen to educate the people about what is really going on. Technology puts content and the ability to make content within reach for anyone that has curiosity, creativity and discipline. The documentary film, Time is Art, was born from that combination of necessity and opportunity, seized by passionate creatives looking for a hungry audience with the hope that such important ideas are considered more and more legitimate in the mainstream. While it’s true that many of the claims we make are esoteric and mysterious in nature, if you check into any one of the artists, scholars, activists and scientists featured in the the film Time is Art, you’ll see they have very strong legs to stand on. Their books, such as Rupert Sheldrake’s “The Science Delusion”, have a backing in science’s rigorous methods. We are making this film because it is imperative that these ideas get out into the mainstream if we are to continue to create a more balanced world that cares for the well being of the planet and it’s people. Self-awareness empowers the shift towards a more sustainable way of life where we are more connected to nature and to ourselves.
The Time is Art documentary series is ultimately the story of an artist’s search for inspiration in a greed and money-driven society and of the human search for meaning in a seemingly meaningless world. Presented as a cinematic meditation along the lines of Waking Life and Samsara, this unconventional documentary series takes an experimental approach that allows the audience to experience a reality less concerned with linear storytelling, and more open to the cyclical patterns of nature, the hidden meanings of symbols, and the dreamlike overlapping of people, places, and moments.
Produced by Things Are Changing Productions
Katy Walker Mejia is a Bronx based educator, musician and filmmaker that received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Transmedia from the University of Texas at Austin. She has always seen herself as a multidisciplinary artist. Her first short films were screened at the Dallas Video Fest, SXSW, the Red Hook International Film & Video Fest, the International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts, and the Radar International Independent Film Fest. She contributes to music video projects, web series and documentary films in many ways be it producing, directing, writing, creating and placing music, behind the camera, editing, animation and graphics. She and her husband Joel formed Things Are Changing Productions for “seekers of conscious media”. Their first feature documentary film, ‘Time is Art’ (2015)has been screened in theaters all over the world. The film was self-released via Vimeo/VHX, on DVD and includes bonus scenes on Blu-ray. The film is also available in Amazon Video (via Distribber) and en Español. More Info / Twitter
Joél is a New York City based creative artist, entrepreneur, and educator with a tendency to speak about the future in optimistic terms. A thought leader, his multidisciplinary approach to manifesting new projects has a lot to do with his observation that technology is giving birth to new social movements. Society’s attitude towards new forms of storytelling has lead him towards transmedia activism, where collaboration is key, and changing what we don’t like around us is a prime directive. Agitating and disrupting, while also empowering and enlightening, are strong incentives for an artist like Mr. Mejia. He is most passionate about the potential of art to document the human condition. Joel focuses on themes of personal transformation, shamanic initiation and the synthesis between technology, spirituality, economics, and sustainability. Each of those themes can be found in most of his work, including his 2015 feature documentary, Time is Art: Synchronicity and the Collective Dream. This film is the artist’s latest foray into transmedia storytelling, a limitless medium to explore.
Time is Art: The Frequency of Love
Self proclaimed Chrononaut, Omboy Rॐ, is a Brooklyn born artist harnessing his creativity for a higher purpose. Dedicated to inspiring creative consciousness, Rॐ’s artistry includes film, music, and writing lyrics and poetry that expand the mind.
On a mission to transcend society’s constructs and further facilitate our transition from living under the confines of artificial time to living in sync with the most harmonic standard of natural time.
Omboy’s sacred devotion to healing through art was initially inspired by his passion for holistic medicine. Certified as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP), Rome has a rare exuberance and patience when it comes to offering guidance on living a balanced, high vibrational lifestyle. He considers being of service as one of the highest expressions of greatness. More Info
Time is Art: Synchronicity and the Collective Dream
Jennifer Palmer is a writer and a producer. She worked as General Manager of Evolver and Reality Sandwich through the Fall of 2012. Her essay about interdependence, telepathy and Twitter is in the Penguin anthology, “Toward 2012: Perspectives on the Next Age.” Her writing is also featured in “The Sync Book: Myths, Magic, Media and Mindscapes” and most recently, “Exploring the Edge Realms of Consciousness: Liminal Zones, Psychic Science, and the Hidden Dimensions of the Mind.”
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