more than one can say.
The eye never has enough of seeing,
nor the ear its fill of hearing.
What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.
Is there anything of which one can say,
“Look! This is something new”?
It was here already, long ago;
it was here before our time.
No one remembers the former generations,
and even those yet to come
will not be remembered
by those who follow them.
I, the Teacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem. I applied my mind to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done under the heavens. What a heavy burden God has laid on mankind!
We are thrilled to share the culminating work of our second 2016 Artist in Residence, filmmaker Chris Knight. Chris' film Collected Thoughts is a response to Ecclesiastes 1. The film is stunning and powerful; we are truly hononored to have Chris and his team involved in this project. Spend a moment viewing the film and reading his Artist Statement here:
Thank you, patrons, for helping to make this work possible!