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
aty Walker Mejia is a Bronx based educator, mother, artivist, musician and filmmaker. In 2002 she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Transmedia/Video Art from the University of Texas at Austin. She moved to New York City to follow her passion for music and film. She found work as a DJ and produced a slew of events with various collaborators. She also worked as an Art Director for clients such as Carol’s Daughter (natural beauty products), HBO and Live Nation. Living in Brooklyn, she forged lasting connections with unique musicians, teaching artists and filmmakers, eventually merging her passion for music and film with her husband, artivist, Joél Mejia, and eventually forming Things Are Changing Productions.
Because she has always seen herself as a multidisciplinary artist, it was a natural step to bring like minds together to create the genre-defying music collective, Dream Circle, which furthers her development in songwriting, storytelling and filmmaking. Her first feature documentary film, Time is Art: Synchronicity & the Collective Dream was independently released in 2015 and has been screened in theaters all over the world. The film was an official selection at The 2015 Chicago Blow-up International Arthouse Film Festival.
Katy is currently working on two releases in 2020, primarily the second documentary in the Time is Art series: The Frequency of Love and a third Dream Circle album. Additional scripted dream sequences for the film that will also be used in the music video for the Dream Circle single “Simple Things” are also in the works. The music video treatment includes epic scenes in nature, her ultimate inspiration.
Mother Nature is always calling her as well as the desire to live more in balance with her. Permaculture ideals, food and environmental justice are essential in order to achieve a high vibe lifestyle. Through her visions and poetry she weaves together messages of positive soul empowerment.
Joél Mejia is a Bronx based artist, entrepreneur, pedagoge, and social activist. He graduated in 2002 from Lehman College with a degree in Economics, but his passion was quickly becoming music production and filmmaking. In 2007 he began working full time on his pursuits, freelancing with numerous clients, and mostly looking for ways to explore the intersection between Afro-Latino/Afro-Futurism aesthetics, radical activism, and indigenous shamanic practices.
Above all, it is his relentless pursuit of truth, equity, and justice that fuels his creative projects and work as an educator. He teaches media literacy in a high school in the Bronx, which provides him an opportunity to fulfill his debt to the many mentors that have helped him along his journey, providing the foundation for his current state of mind.
“Switching between the role of artist, entrepreneur, and educator is in balance because of my role as a father. That singular event confirmed that what I am meant to do is be of assistance to the future generations that will inhabit this planet. I’ve always known that to be my trajectory; it’s just that being a father gives my work even more urgency now.”
Time is Art: The Frequency of Love
Self proclaimed Chrononaut, Omboy R?, is a Brooklyn born artist harnessing his creativity for a higher purpose. Dedicated to inspiring creative consciousness, R?’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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