Like the films Waking Life, Samsara, and Occupy Love, the viewer is taken on a journey through a beautiful tapestry of inquiry and meditation; awakening us to how interdependently connected to each other we really are.
Jennifer Palmer, a corporate IT specialist-turned-writer, is compelled to make sense of the mysterious and powerful energy she felt at her aunt’s deathbed. A series of strange coincidences leads her on an exploration of synchronicity – the concept that all beings are interconnected, and that time is not so much a chronology as it is an infinite cycle. Considering herself something of a skeptic, Jennifer treads the fine line between nervous breakdown and ecstatic revelation as she seeks out scholars, shamans, artists, and community activists in her search for answers. Together, they explore a reality where time is transformed from a unit that can be measured and commodified -“Time is money”- to an experience of oneness with the natural rhythms of nature and the universe. It is here that the writer discovers that time is, in fact, art.
“Time is Art” is ultimately the story of an artist’s search for inspiration in a money-driven society that shuns creativity, 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 film takes an experimental approach that allows us to experience reality as Jennifer begins to see it – one 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. Visually captivating images of urban and natural landscapes, excerpts of Jennifer’s writing, and compelling conversations with her fellow seekers, all guide us through the underlying premise of the film: perhaps we can tap into a way of being that is not ruled by a finite sense of time, but rather by the ability to live in harmony with synchronicity and the true creative nature of our existence.
SyncStories Web Series
While in production of the feature documentary, (coming 2015), we have also been producing an ongoing web series called “SyncStories”. Perhaps you’ve had a mystical experience or magically synced up with a future soul mate. Share your story about synchronicity with the world. Contact us here>
Time is Art Talking Points Web Series
The 5 episodes of this web series features commentary on the phenomenon of synchronicity and other related topics. From the scientific to the paranormal to the playful, we explore different aspects of synchronicity and what it means to people.
In episode one of Talking Points, Ethnomusicologist, Alexandre Tannous, talks about resonance and vibrations and electronic musician and co-creator of Time is Art, Katy Walker of Dream Circle talks about what synchronicity means to her.
In episode two, East Forest, musician and sound healer, talks about how synchronicity helps him to connect and navigate a complicated world in which we’ve become disconnected from nature. Jennifer Palmer, writer/blogger, and co-creator of Time is Art, talks about her fascination with the phenomenon while other artists and musicians chime in.
In episode three, we chat with Amy Lansky, author of Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy, a best-selling introductory book on homeopathy that includes the story of her son’s cure as well as dozens of other first-person cure stories contributed by homeopathic patients from around the world. Her new book is Active Consciousness: Awakening the Power Within.
Is synchronicity a measurable phenomenon that has something to do with intention setting, resonance, and vibrations? During our research phase we explore why two or more events happening simultaneously without any causal relationship to each other can have a great deal of meaning and are not just random and coincidental. Is synchronicity a sign that we are on the right track?
“The phenomenon of synchronicity demonstrates a key point — the universe may not be operating like a cold, meaningless machine after all. Instead, the reality we experience each day may be flooded with fields of meaning. ” – Amy Lansky