Safe landing.

Resilience is the epicenter of progress.

Training is delving into a concatenation of 5 minute chunks of heartbeat.

Breath Structering Machines.

My private gallery of treadmills, that passed away and appeared during the 2020 corona situation: a modest 3-count. Like any system, the load exerted on it will expose its weakest spot -- overload will eventually make it break. It is a natural law. It will require fixing.

Shopping on the second hand market is a bit like ‘prototyping’: along the way the perfect pieces come together, a bit from this, that, here, there, uniting into ‘the perfect machine running experience’. The evolution from the colorful, fancy displays for example –- that literally burn afterimages of LED digits in the minds-eye -- into the silent basic solid treadmill (right image): grey, boring, minimalistic, with a display that merely is the connection between runner and machine. Somehow these treadmill manufactures have excluded the option to switch off the display (lights and sound) while the machine is running, at will. I find it more comfortable to be able to exclude all those data -- at will -- and switch it on when in need for it (maybe only afterwards, as a chart on a computer screen).

A treadmil is an essential tool for runners. It is a piece of laboratory equipment. Like the toolbox of a car mechanic in a garage. To shape training, heal injuries, experiment and – imagine these paranoid, megalomanic, extremely unlikely, unrealistic, absurd, ridiculous words one year ago: a great back up in the case of a world wide pandemic that makes going out more difficult and impossible at times.

The 'Spirit of times' is a filter trough which we experience the world.

Human organism in action.

Deus ex machina.

Breath on tour.

A good November makes a winter to remember.

(Start) Can do = happiness = peace of mind (Finish)

Breath is the invisible power between start and finish. Like blood it flows trough the body allowing movement and development.

Clockwise: the right side is before training. The left side during training. 

A) Characterize the injury: find the exact problem spot;

B) Find the fault in technique leading to the overload. What is the cause?

When training starts:

C) Improve technique;

D) Heal the injury.

See also: "[A]n injury is best treated as [e]ntertainment, a break from routine, FUN to deal with -- to be experienced as a major challenge."

Haarlem, 8 December 2017. Go to original here

Kennemer oxygen park, 2 June 2017. Core [ strength ]

Temperature: 32.1°C; humidity: 34%; precipitation: 0 mm; sea level pressure: 1015 hPa; wind: NNE 8.0 km/h; visibility: 10.0 kilometres; Clouds: Few 1463 m.; Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 62% visible

Haarlem, 1 June 2017. A camera [ is a camera ]

Min/max temperature: 13°C/22°C; humidity: 72%; precipitation: 0 mm; sea level pressure: 1023 hPa; wind: North 3.1 km/h. ; Moon: Waxing Crescent, 48% illuminated

The Samsung NX 100. The lens broke a few months ago, but -- miraculously -- with scotch tape it kept functioning with an intact back-focus. More or less. With the first generation battery and delivering an impressive organic-look -- I have always loved Samsung camera's (from the Samsung NV-8 onwards) -- even their phones make better pictures than others around. The NX-100 is/was a beautiful camera with a mechanic shutter, trusty, simple and robust. Been 'everywhere' with it, under extreme circumstances: hot, cold, wet, dry, indoor and outdoor. Last week the shutter failed and since Samsung discontinued the production of this camera -- and all other of its camera's in general --  time had arrived to move on to another model, even brand (a digital camera by a classic manufacturer, which does not start with an "S" for sure!) Here is my final salute to a marvellous modest piece of equipment.... All images on this website -- and many more -- are made with the camera pictured above -- with the exception of this image ofcourse.

Kennemer dunes 360° (detail), 22 May 2017. Deep breath [ dive into it ]

Above: Second training after EVLT. Posing with a Vanessa cardui, a.k.a. 'the painted lady'. The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, is in the microcosm, the detail.

Min/max temperature: 13°C/29°C; humidity: 51%; precipitation: 0 mm; sea level pressure: 1015 hPa; wind: East 5 km/h; visibility: 11.0 kilometres; Clouds: Overcast 4876 m. ; Moon: Waning Crescent, 13% illuminated

Kennemer Dunes Parallel Universe in 360° (detail), today. Winter training ends here [ ten days rest ]

Above: The mind works along identical operative characteristics (is my experience) as the body does. Example. Trough vaccination the immune system is activated: "Vaccines are examples of antigens in an immunogenic form, which are intentionally administered to induce the memory function of adaptive immune system toward the antigens of the pathogen invading the recipient.¹" Mentally we benefit trough the deliberate activation and confrontation with subconscious material, and, as the Germans call it "durch-arbeiten" -- "to work out", and -- trough that process -- stimulate conscious "immunity" and endurance: raise hell, to raise consciousness. This is my personal experience during a life of training.

Min/max temperature: 5°C/11°C; humidity: 65%; precipitation: 0 mm; sea level pressure: 1019 hPa; wind: NW 19.3 km/h; visibility: 10.0 kilometres; Clouds: Few 1219 m., Mostly Cloudy 1432 m .; Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 99% illuminated. [...]

After finishing Mark Divine's Unbeatable Mind Academy some time ago, -- being part of the network -- I recently received an invitation for a team/sponsor-participation to "Walk the Path of the Spartan 300, Where The Warrior’s Code Of Honor Was Born.²" Mark Divine continued in the invitation/anouncement: "I am leading  [ a ] team of committed [ people ] to Greece on an 8-day ruck following the path that Spartan King Leonidas and his 300 warriors rucked to take on the invading Persian King Xerxes. Please consider joining us for this epic adventure, and simultaneously helping my new Courage Foundation heal victims of PTSD. The mission will commence on September 14th and end on the 23rd. This is not a race, but you will need to be in reasonable shape to avoid injury and thrive with the team. Each day will include Unbeatable Mind training before, during and after the event.[…] I can’t imagine a better way to challenge ourselves, serve warriors in need, and do some deep self-reflection on what it means to live a life of honor, discipline, courage, and commitment… like the Spartan 300.³"

For this trip the coming weeks we will start to raise funds, The goal is to at least bring in $20,000. Take a look at the Courage Foundation website.

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¹ "Antigen", From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

²  Mark Dvine, Email invitation, last Friday

³ Ibid

Late this summer (at "Winters-gate") the first barefoot run between Zandvoort and IJmuiden will be held, the 'AB Loop'  ("loop" is Dutch for "run"). A run with built in invisible, unexpected obstacles. Requiering a strong basic level of 'fitness'. A small group of 8 people will follow an internship during the preceding week guided by several experienced instructors, focussing on both physical and mental aspects of training for the benefit of wellbeing. The run -- open to participants from all walks of life -- spans the relatively short distance of 12.2 Kms. The aim will be to accomplish the run as part of a team effort, laying the foundation for training without injuries, with a hell of a lot of fun and for the benefit of radiating a joyful life. To be undertaken barefoot and without the use of fancy devices, with Love, Trust and in Friendship™. End of massage. Information: please refer to contact-form.

Assigned project URL (on-line Summer 2017): https://abloop.nl

See also: SAR

Kennemer Dunes Parallel Universe in 360° (detail), 6 May 2017. Go slow [ never quit ]

Above: Photosynthesis, respiration and refueling after trail training. Training fueled by breathing air, drinking enriched H20 with Mg and C23H31NO6and rest in darkness and silence. Post-training: salmon, carrots, Brazilian nuts, garlic, ginger, red pepper, olive-oil.

Min/max temperature: 8°C/15°C; humidity: 69%; precipitation: 0 mm; sea level pressure: 1011 hPa; wind: NE 25.7 km/h; visibility: 10.0 kilometres; Clouds: Few 762 m.; Moon: Waxing Gibbous,, 83% illuminated.

Kennemer Dunes Parallel Universe in 360° (detail), 6 May 2017. Go slow [ never quit ]

Above: Photosynthesis, respiration and refueling after trail training. Training fueled by breathing air, drinking enriched H20 with Mg and C23H31NO6 (ginger) and rest in darkness and silence. Post-training: salmon, carrots, Brazilian nuts, garlic, ginger, red pepper, olive-oil.

Min/max temperature: 8°C/15°C; humidity: 69%; precipitation: 0 mm; sea level pressure: 1011 hPa; wind: NE 25.7 km/h; visibility: 10.0 kilometres; Clouds: Few 762 m.; Moon: Waxing Gibbous,, 83% illuminated.

Kennemer Dunes National Park, today. Take care [ share ]

Above: Don't forget to breath.

Min/max temperature: 8°C/15°C; humidity: 69%; precipitation: 2 mm; sea level pressure: 1017 hPa; wind: NE 27.4 km/h; visibility: 10.0 kilometres; Clouds: Few 762 m.; Moon: Waxing Crescent, 45% illuminated.

"And for the robe of mist, presaging spring, a colour-smell as this wonderful maiden's skirt -- left, right, left! The rustling of flowers, the putting on of the feathery sleeve; they bend in air with the dancing."

From 'Hagoromo' a play in one act, published in Ezra Pound and Ernest Deollosa's 'The Classic Noh Theatre of Japan', page 104, first published in 1917 by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. USA

Kennemer Dunes Parallel Universe in 360° (detail), 30 April 2017. Compassion [ detachment ]

Above: Photosynthesis and respiration during trail training. Training fueled by breathing air, drinking enriched H20 with Mg and C23H31NO6 and rest in darkness and silence.

Min/max temperature: 10°C/18°C; humidity: 32%; precipitation: 2 mm; sea level pressure: 1005 hPa; wind: ESE 33.8 km/h; visibility: 10.0 kilometres; Clouds: Few 6400 m., Mostly Cloudy 8229 m.; Moon: Waxing Crescent, 23% illuminated.

Kennemer Dunes National Park, 360° (detail), 28 April 2017. National park [ parallel universe ]

Above: Chow-chow: Fish from Alaska , Red-Peppers from Spain, Mozzarella from Italy, Spinach and Apple from Holland, Ginger and Garlic from China, Brazilian nuts from Bolivia.

Min/max temperature: 5°C/10°C; humidity: 67%; precipitation: 2 mm; sea level pressure: 1015 hPa; wind: North 17.7 km/h; visibility: 10.0 kilometres; Clouds: Few 914 m.; Moon: Waxing Crescent, 8% visible

Kennemer Dunes National Park, 360° (detail), 28 April 2017. National park [ parallel universe ]

Above: Chow-chow: Fish from Alaska , Red-Peppers from Spain, Mozzarella from Italy, Spinach and Apple from Holland, Ginger and Garlic from China, Brazilian nuts from Bolivia.

Min/max temperature: 5°C/10°C; humidity: 67%; precipitation: 2 mm; sea level pressure: 1015 hPa; wind: North 17.7 km/h; visibility: 10.0 kilometres; Clouds: Few 914 m.; Moon: Waxing Crescent, 8% visible

Zandvoort aan zee, 360° (detail) 26 April 2017. Raise [ and shine ]

Above: car streching

Min/max temperature: 3°C/10°C; humidity: 65%; precipitation: 3 mm; sea level pressure: 1014 hPa; wind: North 19.3 km/h; visibility: 10.0 kilometres; Clouds: Few 853 m.,Scattered Clouds 1005 m .; New Moon, 0% visible

Zandvoort aan zee, 360° (detail) 22 April 2017. Perceive [ project ]

Above: Dutch socialism/neo-liberalism at work; cars, refrigerators and gated communities. Beach sign reads: 'Private Property. Entrance only for members and benefactors of K.V. [ camping association ] Helios'

Min/max temperature: 6°C/9°C; humidity: 69%; precipitation: 0.51 mm; sea level pressure: 1027.65 hPa; wind: NNW 24.1 km/h; visibility: 10.0 kilometres; Clouds: Few 518 m., Few 762 m. ; Moon: Waning Crescent, 21% illuminated

Zandvoort an der holländischen Nordseeküste,  20 Aprl 2017 (3). Geist [ wind ]

Min/max temperature: 8°C/11°C; humidity: 66%; precipitation: 0 mm; sea level pressure: 1036 hPa; wind: SW 20.9 km/h; visibility: 10.0 kilometres; Clouds: Few 1188 m.; Moon: Last Quarter, 39% illuminated

Zandvoort an der holländischen Nordseeküste, 20 Aprl 2017 (2/3). Geist [ wind ]

Min/max temperature: 8°C/11°C; humidity: 66%; precipitation: 0 mm; sea level pressure: 1036 hPa; wind: SW 20.9 km/h; visibility: 10.0 kilometres; Clouds: Few 1188 m.; Moon: Last Quarter, 39% illuminated

Zandvoort an der holländischen Nordseeküste, 360° (detail) 20 April 2017. Geist [ wind ]

Min/max temperature: 8°C/11°C; humidity: 66%; precipitation: 0 mm; sea level pressure: 1036 hPa; wind: SW 20.9 km/h; visibility: 10.0 kilometres; Clouds: Few 1188 m.; Moon: Last Quarter, 39% illuminated

Duin and Kruidberg parkingspace, 360° (detail)  15 April 2017. Breath [ relax ]

Above: after-training stretching on a spacious mobile stretching unit engineered by Volvo.

Min/max temperature: 7°C/10°C; humidity: 69%; precipitation: 2 mm; sea level pressure: 1015 hPa; wind: W 35.4 km/h; visibility: 10.0 kilometres; Clouds: Scattered Clouds 822 m.; Moon: Waning Gibbous, 84% illuminated

IJmuiden, 360° (detail) 13 April 2017. Structure [ team ] 

Min/max temperature: 6°C/11°C; humidity: 70%; precipitation: 0 mm; sea level pressure: 1016.14 hPa; wind: W 24.1 km/h; visibility: 10.0 kilometres; Clouds: Few 731 m., Scattered Clouds 1341 m.; Moon: Waxing Gibbous 95% illuminated

IJmuiden, 360° (detail) 13 April 2017. Nico at TCY

Min/max temperature: 6°C/11°C; humidity: 70%; precipitation: 0 mm; sea level pressure: 1016.14 hPa; wind: W 24.1 km/h; visibility: 10.0 kilometres; Clouds: Few 731 m., Scattered Clouds 1341 m.; Moon: Waxing Gibbous 95% illuminated

Duin and Kruidberg, 360° 8 April 2017 (detail). Dust [ to dust ]

Min/max temperature: 11°C/15°C; humidity: 73%; precipitation: 0 mm; sea level pressure: 1024.80 hPa; wind: WNW 8.0 km/h; visibility: 14.3 kilometres; Clouds: Few 914 m., Partly Cloudy 1005 m.; Moon: Waxing Gibbous 92% illuminated

Kennemer dunes 360° (detail) 6 April 2017. Fun [ run ]

Min/max temperature: 7°C/11°C; humidity: 69%; precipitation: 0 mm; sea level pressure: 1029 hPa; wind: WNW 17.7 km/h; visibility: 10.0 kilometres; Clouds: Few 914 m., Mostly Cloudy 1005 m.; Moon: Waxing Gibbous 79% visible

Kennemer dunes 360° (detail) 4 April 2017. Start [ finish ]

Min/max temperature: 7°C/16°C; humidity: 84%; precipitation: 1 mm; sea level pressure: 1025 hPa; wind: NW 1.9 km/h; visibility: 11.0 kilometres; First Quarter Moon, 61% visible

Kennemer dunes 360° (detail) 01 April 2017. Search and destroy [ reassemble and enjoy ]

Min/max temperature: 7°C/12°C; humidity: 80%; precipitation: 1 mm; sea level pressure: 1011.74 hPa; wind: SSE 8.0 km/h; visibility: 16.0 kilometres; Clouds: Few 2834 m Scattered Clouds 10668 m Waxing Crescent Moon, 27% visible

Kennemer Dunes 360° (detail) 26 March 2017. Catch [ the edge ] 

Min/max temperature: 4°C/12°C; humidity: 55%; precipitation: 0 mm; sea level pressure: 1028.33 hPa; wind: SSE 22.0 km/h; visibility: 10.0 kilometres; Clouds: Few 426 m.

Kennemer Dunes 360° (detail) 24 March 2017. Inside [ outside ]

Min/max temperature: 2°C/12°C; humidity: 69%; precipitation: 0 mm; sea level pressure: 1031 hPa; wind: SE 11.3km/h; visibility: 16.0 kilometres

Bloemendaal aan Zee and Kennemer Dunes 360° (detail) 22 March 2017. Break the chain [ free the mind ]

Min/max temperature: 3°C/12°C; humidity: 63%; precipitation: 0 mm; sea level pressure: 1013 hPa; wind: SSW 9.0 km/h; visibility: 10.0 kilometres; Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 2346 m., Mostly Cloudy 11887 m.

'Map of Southern Africa showing the main features mentioned in the story', from: Laurens van der Post's 'The lost world of the Kalahari' , introduction, first published in 1958 by The Hogarth Press in Great Brittain

Kennemer dunes 360°, detail: IJmuiden Beach, South Pier, 17 March 2017. Look and see [ process and show ]

Min/max temperature: 7°C/14°C; humidity: 98%; precipitation: 1 mm; sea level pressure: 1008 hPa; wind: WNW 43.0 km/h; visibility: 10.0 kilometres; Clouds: few 670 m., overcast: 975 m.

Kennemer Dunes 360°- detail, 15 March 2017. Spring [ birth of a nation ]

Min/max temperature: 4°C/23°C; humidity: 76%; precipitation: 0 mm; sea level pressure: 1031 hPa; wind: WSW 5.0 km/h; visibility: 14.0 kilometres; Clouds: few 2700 m.

"Both extrinsic as intrinsic muscles control the foot. In the calf the m.gastrocnemius and the m. soleus, who form the achilles tendon, the strongest plantar fexor of the ankle. The subtalar joint has a transfer function; it is rather rigid and transfers the power directly to the talus and foot. The m. peroneus longus produces a high degree of downward pressure from the first metatarsal bone and controls the fine movement of the large toe.[…] The m. flexor hallucis longus and m. flexor digitorum control the bending of the toes during movement and are strong. The muscles that slow down the foot when it touches the ground are the m. tibialis anterior and the m. extensor hallucis longus and brevis. This delay prevents the foot to come down with a blow when making heel contact."

Victor H. Frankel, Margraeta Noridn, Chris J. Snijders in 'Basic Biomechanics of the Skeletal System', page 218, 219, first published in 1980 by Lea & Febiger, Philadelphia

Kennemer Dunes, 1 March 2017. Focus on the task [ meditation ]

Min/max temperature: 4°C/7°C; humidity: 99%; precipitation: 1 mm; sea level pressure: 997 hPa; wind West 15.9 km/h; visibility: 10.0 kilometres; Clouds: Few 335 m., Scattered Clouds 762 m., Mostly Cloudy 1188 m

Kennemer Dunes, 23 February 2017. Learn [ or burn ]

Min/max temperature: 3°C/9°C; humidity: 100%; precipitation: 12 mm, sea level pressure: 988 hPa; wind WNW 52.0 km/h; visibility: 10.0 kilometres; Clouds Few 243 m., Scattered Clouds 304 m., Mostly Cloudy 548 m

Kennemer Dunes,18 February 2017 (3/3). Break it [ make it ]

Min/max temperature: 4°C/7°C; humidity: 99%; precipitation: 0 mm, sea level pressure: 1026 hPa; wind from SSE 8.0 km/h; Clouds: Few 152 m, Scattered Clouds 213 m, Mostly Cloudy 274 m; visibility: 5.0 kilometres

Back to overview

Kennemer Dunes,18 February 2017 (2/3). Break it [ make it ]

Min/max temperature: 4°C/7°C; humidity: 99%; precipitation: 0 mm, sea level pressure: 1026 hPa; wind from SSE 8.0 km/h; Clouds: Few 152 m, Scattered Clouds 213 m, Mostly Cloudy 274 m; visibility: 5.0 kilometres

Back to overview

Kennemer Dunes national park (detail), 14 February 2017. Act first [ think later ]

Min/max temperature: -3°C/6°C; humidity: 66%; precipitation: 0 mm, sea level pressure: 1030 hPa; wind from SSW 15.9 km/h; visibility: 8.0 kilometres; snow depth: 5 mm

Kennemer Dunes national park, 12 February 2017

Spring is a beach, today (pictured landinwards towards the sea at the left/West). Original post, 10 February 2017: "Less = More"

(above: 1, 'Berm', take 2)

(above: 2, 'Wrack Line', take 3)

(above: 3, 'Beach Face', take 2)

(above: 4, 'Swash Zone', take 1)

See also:

"Swash zone: is alternately covered and exposed by wave run up.
Beach face: sloping section below berm that is exposed to the swash of the waves.
Wrack line: the highest reach of the daily tide where organic and inorganic debris is deposited by wave action.
Berm: Nearly horizontal portion that stays dry except during extremely high tides and storms. May have sand dunes."

From: Wikipedia, 'The four sections of most beaches'

"Ice after training gives this great relief. It helps prevent injuries; a natural inflammation inhibitor. While the ice melts over time, the flipside of the coin is that it gives wet feet and leaves footprints all over the place."

From: '30K_post_SAR_footprint', 10 July 2014

"Go easy: IJmuiden-desert, this morning."

From: 'In and out of the zone', 10 July 2016 

Kennemer Dunes National Park, 4 February 2017, sunset.

Kennemer Dunes, January 29, 2017. Training [ from scratch ]

"[ Plato wrote: ] "They [ who have read what others have written ] will appear to be omniscient and will generally know nothing." It was Rousseau's point when he said: "I hate books. They teach one to talk about things of which one knows nothing." The objection is not that the behaviour is wrong [...] but that what is being talked about plays no part in it. [...] We distrust sheer topography. Verbal behaviour, transmitted as sheer form of response, appears to leave knowledge behind. A man may correctly repeat what someone has just said, or read what someone has written, or recite what he has learned without knowing what he is saying. […] Verbal behaviour which is topographically accurate but not accepted as a sign of knowledge is often called meaningless. Nonverbal behaviour can also be meaningless; the student may not know what he is doing when he merely imitates an instructor or follows directions. [ Meaning ] refers to controlling variables. […]  "To impart knowledge" is to bring behaviour of given topography under the control of given variables. A curious feature of knowledge, is that it must be stored. […] We induce people to remember by making events significant […] by punishing not remembering. A person who is learning a list of nonsense syllables […] is behaving under contingencies [ i.e.: a future event or circumstance which is possible but cannot be predicted with certainty ] designed to maximise the probability of recall. [...]

The difficulty inherent in contrived contingencies have drawn attention to natural reinforcers. Rousseau explained in detail how they might be used. […] Away with man-made punishment and -- this was Rousseau's special contribution -- away with man-made awards! Man is naturally happy and good; it is society which corrupts and makes him miserable; let him therefore be taught by nature. […] Use only those forms of coercion or punishment which arise naturally from his behaviour; if he breaks a window, do not repair it, but let him experience a cold room. Use only natural awards."

B.F. Skinner 'The Technology of Teaching', page 152, 153, 202, 203, 205 first published in 1968 by Prentice-Hall, Inc., USA

"It's dangerous so dangerous
I wanna do it again
It's dangerous so dangerous
I wanna do it again"

David Guetta ft. Sam Martin - Dangerous (Robin Schulz Remix Radio Edit), by French music producer David Guetta from his sixth studio album, 'Listen', first released in 2014

"MELANIE
(referring to the tape)
It's boring, isn't it?

LOUIS
I can sit through it once.

MELANIE
He thinks he's Joe Gunn now.

LOUIS
I'm impressed. He knows a lot.

MELANIE
He's just repeating shit he
overheard. He ain't any more a gun
expert than I am."

From: 'Jackie Brown' written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, an adaptation of Elmore Leonard's 1992 novel 'Rum Punch'

The Kennemer Dunes National Park, 18 January 2017. Frost, sunset.

Pure consciousness [ focus, awareness, experience ]

Haarlem, Today: "The flapping of a butterfly's wings in Tokyo can cause a tornado in Texas."  In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state. See also: http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/41-light/183-the-lens-is-not-enough

As part of Upcoming Film/Installation/Website "thing", this brass plate, excellently made especially for us by Dutch engraver Paul Hertog, was screwed in the brick wall. The poster was done with my two sons Jesse and Melle. The wooden mirror-frame comes from the awesome Vintage webshop from the Dutch recycling store Vindingrijk. The toy gun was found in a pile of garbage. Colors with spraypaint from Henx.

The Installation wil be accompanied by a wesbsite with a live video and audio stream and webshop. All hosted by -- as is this website -- Zebra Hosting in Amsterdam.

"If you practice diligently, from morning till night, […] your mind will spontaneously broaden.": http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/142-sar-sarstencil-ki

"The history of subway graffiti in New York is a brief one, and the phenomenon differs from all other kinds of graffiti, both past and present. In the 1960's, teenagers in New York began to write their names on neighbourhood walls, but instead of their given names, they chose nicknames, creating a public identity for the street": http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/149-graffitihunt-4

"Watching something does not mean fixing your gaze on it, but being aware of it in a natural way.": http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/158-sar-sarsential-22-aspect-ratio

Above: Glowing streetlantern through tilted plastic lens of Kinga 35mm projector. The way we perceive, think and act is an expression of our state of consciousness. Lower states of consciousness malfunction on fear, anger, pride (denial). Higher states of consciousness conceive unity, forgiveness and love. Daily training is an excellent tool to examine, redirect and reload one's state of mind.

How does perception work?

David Hawkins: "The mechanism of perception is like a movie theatre where the projector is consciousness itself. The forms on the film are the attractor energy patterns¹, and the moving pictures on the screen are the world that we perceive and call "reality". […] What appears as an important and exciting piece of information from the perspective of one level might be boring or even repulsive at another level.Truth is subjective, and that can be frightening. […] To transcend the limitations of the mind, it's necessary to dethrone it from its tyranny as sole arbiter of reality. The vain mind confers its imprint of authenticity on the movie of life it happens to be viewing; the mind's very nature is to convince us that its unique view of experience is the genuine article. […] The mind identifies with its content. […] The mind doesn't even experience the world, just sensory exports of it. Even brilliant thoughts and deepest feelings are only experience; ultimately, we have but one function -- to experience experience. The major limitation of consciousness is its innocence.²"

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¹ Attractor is the name given to an identifiable pattern that emerges from seemingly unmeaningful mass of data. There is a hidden coherence in all that appears incoherent, which was first demonstrated in nature by Edward Lorenz. [Now] quite famously known as "Lorenz's Butterfly". The flapping of a butterfly's wings in Tokyo can cause a tornado in Texas. In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state. See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Norton_Lorenz

² 'Power vs Force', first published and distributed in the United Kingdom by Hay House Ltd.

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Above: previsualizing Analog/Digital screening of Peter de Bie's and Kodak's Vision 3 500T Color Negative Film 5219/7219 Portrait. 

Credits: Gé Aarts, camera-operator, shot on Kodak Vision 3 film, processed by Cineco Laboratory Amsterdam, Aaton XTR-prod, ARRI 435 Xtreme, Cooke S-4 lenses and grip supplied by Holland Equipment, sound recorded with Sennheiser 416, Sound Devices MixPro and iPod, perfo soundtransfer by Bob Kommer Studio's, re-shot using Samsung NX100, edited and mixed on MacBookPro using FinalCutPro and Steenbeck ST6001.

See also: "It is our natural birthright to be fit and healthy. Unfortunately, science and medicine have largely missed this point. Researchers look boldly to the future, to new medicines, genetic screening, and surgical procedures, yet never ask the question, "Why do we need theses advances?" and "Is there a simpler, better way to health and wellness?" If they were to ask these questions, they would realise that the key to the puzzle is to start at the beginning.": https://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/105-along-the-way-sar-12-along-the-way-navel-of-the-world

"Photography is a luminous drawbridge trough which the story has to reach the audience and the audience has to acces the story, the DP and the director have to built it together with the same objectives. Cinema is synthesis: the rapid and ever increasing popularity of the cinema is due to the possibility of concentrating huge amounts of information in its images, and the immediacy of the process with which the eye transmits them to the brain.": http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/95-sar-6-along-the-way

See also: Interview with Kodak CEO Jeff Clarke (among other excellent Podcasts) by Joe Desana on 'Why He Welcomes Challenge': http://www.spartanuppodcast.com/006-kodak-ceo-jeff-clarke-tells-us-why-he-welcomes-challenge/

Interview with Spartan Race founder Joe Desana (a.o.g.p²) by Mark Divine on 'The Resilient Tree of Ethics, Commitments, and Drive': http://sealfit.com/sealfit-podcast/

KODAK VISION3 500T Color Negative Film 5219/7219: http://motion.kodak.com/motion/Products/Production/Color_Negative_Films/5219.htm

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¹ Fps: Frames per second. See also: '25 fps (and other new frame rates) in digital cinemas': http://www.sbcine.be/?p=3712

² A.o.g.p: among other great Podcasts

Above: template displaying stills of 9 commissioned film-portraits for City of Amsterdam.

See also: "[E]mpty office cubicles from Amsterdam 8th floor POV, Friday night. "[A]t night, you couldn't see the desert that surrounds Las Vegas… But it's in the desert where lots of  the town's problems are solved.": https://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/166-25fps-black-magic-shoot-amsterdam

Above: Tibetan Healthcare in Northern India, shot on Kodak Vision 2 (super 16mm) for Corporate film and experimental version.

See also: "Individuals pay particular attention to information that supports their beliefs and either ignore or discount the value of evidence that contradicts their beliefs. [ When encountering information contrary to their own beliefs or opinions ] they face a condition known as cognitive dissonance, or the state of tension arising from holding two cognition's that are psychologically inconsistent. Researsers using images from MRI scans found that when subjects were confronted with dissonant information, they often used the reasoning areas of their brain not to analyse new data or information, but rather to develop a narrative that preserves their initial frames of reference.": http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/101-sar-11-along-the-way

Above: 'You Can Yoga' for San Franciscan Jason Revere required an 'Early-Morning-Sunny-look'. Shot in Amsterdam and on IJmuiden-beach, during a cloudy week-end, partly at night with artificial Daylight lamps, P+S Adapter and Cooke S4 lenses.

You Can Yoga [DVD]: http://www.amazon.co.uk/You-Can-Yoga-DVD-Jason/dp/B000ZN71TA

See also: "[K]eep it simple, keep it natural […] Letting go of judgments, the art of programming with images and "letting it happen" are three of the basic skills involved in the Inner Game. [T]he fourth and most important inner skill [is] concentration.": http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/170-25fps-the-inner-game

"My stress levels were rising fast, and I wasn’t sure what to do. So I got out of my seat and began to do whatever pose came to my mind, focusing deeply on my breathing to calm myself down.": http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/123-sar-epilogue

Above: Short drama, corporate films and second unit stuff. Shot on digital and film formats. On top in the middle: the Head-monk of the Sumur Monastery with Aaton XTR, Cooke 10.4-52, loaded with Kodak Vision 2 (7201): 'Buddha's Medicine'

See also: "In any process of change, the complementary tendency toward stability must always be taken into account. If, for example, the manager puts all the emphasis on change [...] frequently the opposite response is provoked as an attitude of resistance. In The Law of Opposites, such opposition is creatively transcended trough the insight that, in the process of change, change as well as stability are always recursively involved. Any manager wanting to initiate change has to respect stability. If he wants to realise stability, he has to honour change.": http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/75-sar-9-injury-control-interim-management

"Ik heb een lange zwart-wit opleiding. In Nederland, in fotografie - ik ontwikkelde mijn spullen zelf. Dus ik weet wel wat doorontwikkelen betekent enzo. En dan kom je de vreemdste dingen tegen. Want bij die film 'Dead man' van Jim Jarmusch dat wilden we 'super zwart-wit' hebben. Dat hebben we besteld bij Illford. Dat zijn de vriendelijkste mensen in zwart-wit. We hebben geëxperimenteerd. Enne - maar, de film paste niet in de camera: een andere perforatie. We hebben de hele troep terug moeten sturen. En toen hebben we het zwart-wit bij elkaar geraapt van restjes zwart-wit. En omdat het niet genoeg was heeft Kodak voor ons film aangemaakt. De Dubbel X, ga er nooit op draaien, het is gewoon gemaakt voor TV en kantoren, ik vind het heel oninteressant materiaal, grijzig vaak.¹": http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/nl/links/1-interview-robby-muller-2007-Interview

Ilford website: http://www.ilfordphoto.com/products/product.asp?n=6&t=Black+%26+White+Films

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¹ Robby Müller: "I’ve had a long black & white education. In the Netherlands, in photography – I developed my negatives myself. Therefore I know, however, what pushing means and more things like that. And then you discover very strange things. Because with that film ' Dead man' of Jim Jarmusch we wanted 'super black and white'. We ordered that at Illford. These are the friendliest people in the black & white business. We have experimented… but it was not appropriate, the film didn’t fit in the camera: another perforation. We had to return the complete mess. And then we got some leftovers black & white. And because it was not enough Kodak has produced a stock for our film. Double X, never shoot on it. It has been made originally for TV and offices; I thought it was completely uninteresting material, very grey-ish.": http://cinematography.nl/news-update/latest-news-overview/interview-robbie-müller.html

Above: 14 commissioned film-portraits and design of DVD booklet for Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK)/Experteam GSB. 

"The type of drive that powers elite operators is a “me plus we” drive. It means you’re driven to grow and learn new things in a way that benefits yourself and your team, and that is balanced with the needs of the organisation.": http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/20-training-today-footprint

Above: Don Florencio in 'La Última Trucha'. Shot on Fuji F-64 16mm color-negative-film in Bolivian Andes and on Lake Titicaca.

See also: "[ Mr. Wing: ] You teach him to watch television? I warned you. With mogwai comes much responsibility. But you didn't listen. And you see what happens. You do with mogwai what your society...has done with all of nature's gifts. You do not understand. You are not ready. He has something to say to you. To hear, one has only to listen.": http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/157-sar-sarsential-21-story

Above: final arrangements for corporate film shoot, with Irma.

Above: still from the shoot at the 8th floor of an office building in Amsterdam. The Black Magic Pocket Camera is a nice tool for off the cuff location shooting. T2.8 at 200ASA. Keylight, backlight, no added fill; with some available office ceiling and environment light.

Above: empty office cubicles from Amsterdam 8th floor POV, Friday night. Associations came up with that long movie -- an anthropological study -- about New York mobsters operating under the legal flag of Las Vegas' organized gambling, "[A]t night, you couldn't see the desert that surrounds Las Vegas… But it's in the desert where lots of  the town's problems are solved. [...] Got a lot of holes in the desert, and a lot of problems are buried in those holes. Except you gotta do it  right. I mean, you gotta have the  hole already dug before you show up with a package in the trunk. Otherwise you're talkin' about a half-hour or forty-five minutes of diggin'. And who knows who's gonna be comin' along in that time? Before you know it, you gotta dig a few more holes. You could be there all fuckin' night..."

From Nicholas Pileggi's and Martin Scorsese's screenplay of 'Casino': http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/casino.html 

See also: Sarsential 22: play [ show time ]: http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/160-sar-sarsential-23

Thanks to Bastiaan Houtkooper for excellent support and equipment: http://bastiaanhoutkooper.com/blog

Above: detail 1

Above: detail 2

See picture: http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/162-sar-sarsential-23-train

Above: detail 1, leftside under the bridge

Above: detail 2, right side bridge

Above: detail 3, 1955 built minesweeper PW 809 at other side Spaarne. View the ship: http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/nl/training/160-sar-sarsential-23

Above: Haarlem, 52° 24′ 9″ N, 4° 39′ 25″ E, yesterday. Sarsential 24: take the long way home [ motivation, heartbeat ]

Details: http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/nl/training/164-supplement-to-sarsential-24

Above: Haarlem, yesterday. Sarsential 23: train! [ practice ]

"One day, after a rehearsal that hadn’t pleased [ violinist Mischa ] Elman, [ he was ] leaving Carnegie Hall by the backstage entrance when [ he was ] approached by two tourists looking for the hall’s entrance. Seeing his violin case, they asked, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” Without looking up and continuing on his way, Elman simply replied, 'Practice.'"

'Who created the “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” joke?' on the Carnegie Hall, Midtown Manhattan, New York City website: http://www.carnegiehall.org/History/History-FAQ/

"When you acquire a certain level of competence that is presumed to be satisfactory, practice typically stops. As soon as ‘good enough’ is achieved something subtle yet extremely powerful happens: habituation steps in. One of your habituation’s central attachments is comfort. Wherever you are comfortable, wherever ‘good enough’ is subjectively perceived, your habituation will invest vast amounts of resources to maintain this comfortable status quo. One way your ego achieves this is to stop practicing.[…] Suddenly, the practice that birthed the greater competence in your life stops and your conditioning steps in. As engagement ceases the conscious participation and inhabitation of your body, mind and life is replaced by your ego’s habituation. And as soon as you cease consciously metabolizing your experience within the direct immediacy of the present moment you are no longer preparing yourself, your ego is just repeating itself. […] The essential aliveness of […] Practice resides in the engagement of all of your major faculties in the immediacy of the moment and your present activity. […] Practice from this perspective has no end, only a beginning...followed by another beginning. This path requires a constant unwavering commitment to engage. While this may appear tiresome, […] this is the only path from which you will truly and fully understand rest, and the complete release of Surrender, the letting go of the ego’s compulsive struggle. Sadly, the alternative is the continued unconscious investment in your ego’s unwavering habituated struggle with the truth of what is and the deception that this process of grappling can eventually result in genuine happiness."

From: 'Why Practice? Adapted from an article by Ken Wilber', first published as Pdf by Mark Divine, Februari 2012, trough: http://www.unbeatablemind.com/

Details: http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/nl/training/165-supplement-to-sarsential-23

Above: retired naval warship Hr. Ms. Naaldwijk PW [M] 809 detail: tag painting on wood. 

More on Hr. Ms. Naaldwijk PW [M] 809 (all in Dutch): 

Website "Stichting Beheer Naaldwijk PW809": http://naaldwijk.pw809.nl/home/

Website "Vrienden van de Naaldwijk": http://www.vriendenvandenaaldwijk.nl/home/

"A minesweeper is a small naval warship designed to engage in minesweeping, the use of various mechanisms intended to counter the threat posed by naval mines. Minesweepers keep waterways clear for shipping": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minesweeper

Back to overview: http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/160-sar-sarsential-23

Above: warship painting, "PW 809", Haarlem today. Sarsential 22: play [ show time ]

View tag in close-up: http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/161-supplement-to-sarsential-22

"Fritz: "O my brothers, who braved 100.000 perils to reach the west, choose not to deny experience of the unpeopled world. Think of the seed of your creation. You were not born to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge" […] Know it?
Paul: Sure, it's very famous. Dante.
Fritz: Oui
Paul: "Night when saw all the stars. We were filled with gladness, which soon turned to tears until sea closed upon us."

Film rush[es] of Fritz's 'The Odyssey' ends.
Lights turn up inside the screening room.

Paul: I'm Paul Javal. Mr. Prokosch told you…
Fritz: I'm perfectly aware.
Paul: It looks swell. I really like Cinemascope.
Fritz: It's not made for people. It's only good for snakes and funerals."

From: Jean Luc Godard's screenplay and film 'Le Mepris' (1963)

Above: detail 1, "Le crew hollandais légendaire¹" GVB's double-headed top-to-bottom-whole-car at Haarlem refurbishment and overhaul-depot, yesterday.

Above: detail 2 from the GVB train at Haarlem refurbishment and overhaul-depot

Above: detail 3 from the GVB train at Haarlem refurbishment and overhaul-depot

"A top-to-bottom whole car covers the entire side of the car, windows and all. Some writers will only do top-do-bottom whole cars, disdaining anything less complete. Others, particularly during periods when the Transit Authority is vigilant, feel that to cover the windows is a waste of time, since these are the first part of the car to be cleaned, and usually with solvent who drips down, streaking the piece below. Window-downs last longer, but the top-to-bottom whole car is the graffiti writer's finest achievement. It is here that he displays his virtuosity […]. The initials […] which accompany the writer's names, stand for their crews. [A crews is: ] a unit of dudes who work together to achieve a goal: to get up and to go all city […] Crews are made up of trusted friends, […] a bunch of brothers that are down by street law with each other. […] There is a strong sense of community within a crew and members will expel those writers who are only out for themselves. […]"

Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant in 'Subway Art', page 74 and 50, first published in Great Brittain by Thames and Hudson Ltd, Londen, 1984

Above: detail 4 from the GVB train at Haarlem refurbishment and overhaul-depot

Above: detail 5 from the GVB train at Haarlem refurbishment and overhaul-depot

¹ www.allcityblog.fr., 'Amsterdam: God Vicious Babies': http://www.allcityblog.fr/32115-amsterdam-god-vicious-babies/

Back to Long Shot view: http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/158-sar-sarsential-22-aspect-ratio

Above: Haarlem 10 minutes ago. Co-graffiti-hunter and writer Melle's bedroom-door.

"The history of subway graffiti in New York is a brief one, and the phenomenon differs from all other kinds of graffiti, both past and present. In the 1960's, teenagers in New York began to write their names on neighbourhood walls, but instead of their given names, they chose nicknames, creating a public identity for the street. Name graffiti initially had a territorial function. Gang members marked out their turf and the local kids wrote for their friends or for their enemies. [...] As available space on walls and trains filled up, it was necessary to develop a style to make a name stand out from the rest. Kids began to practice variations on their names and to develop identifying logos which could be read at glance"

Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant in 'Subway Art',  page 14, first published in Great Brittain by Thames and Hudson Ltd, Londen, 1984

"Empirical research strongly suggests if viewers like a logo, they transfer those positive feelings to the brand associated with it": http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/146-graffitihunt-2

Above: Haalem, Spaarwoude trainstation, last night. 10 [ Dutch ] Gulden note, printed in Haarlem. There is an American filmproduction -- 'Motorama' (1991) by director Barry Shils -- that uses "xeroxed versions" of the Dutch bills as currency for the fantasy country the story takes place in (quote from the director during QandA at the Rotterdam International Filmfestival: "We did some color xeroxing on the 1."). Reverse angle to the image above: http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/145-graffitihunt-1

'Motorama' (1991) from director Barry Shils, trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whD9mudTmJ8

Above: Haarlem, with Weapon of Haarlem engraved in streetfurniture. 

"THE SCHOLARSHIP OF LOGOS. A substantial literature exists on the impact of logo design on brand loyalty and the way affect transfers from the logo to the brand. Contrary to what one would naturally assume, people do not necessarily transfer their positive feelings about a brand to a logo. Rather, they transfer their positive (or negative) feelings about a logo to the way they feel about the brand. Further, the design elements contribute to the way people will feel about a logo. [The] reputation a corporation or brand enjoys—its “image” and “positioning” in communication jargon—is more than a matter of visual impression. A positive image and distinctive position is created over time by providing desirable products or services and communicating consistently and effectively. While a logo is just one component of that image, it is the one that identifies the others, operating like a flag. Logic tells us that a flag should invoke respect by virtue of the entity it represents, not by its coloration or pattern. Yet, despite logic, we are all swayed—irrationally, perhaps, but most assuredly—by appearances. In one study, in fact, respondents reacted differently 55 percent of the time when researchers com- pared their response to logos alone, with the way they responded to the company name alone without the logo. Logos function as a visual identifier organisations use to build brand loyalty by strengthening recall of positive associations. Empirical research strongly suggests if viewers like a logo, they transfer those positive feelings to the brand associated with it. Likewise, negative feelings about a logo can lead to an even more intense affect transferring to the brand. Perhaps the strongest circumstantial evidence for the strength of this relationship is that U.S. companies often spend as much as 20 times more on “permanent media” (signage and so forth) than on advertising. Nonprofits as well need to create brand loyalty and positive feelings toward their organisations. For a nonprofit group: When well designed, a logo is felt to have positive influence on fund raising, corporate sponsorship, merchandise sales, patron subscriptions, brand loyalty, good will, employee morale, and volunteer recruitment. . . . A consensus has been reached in the scholarly literature that the most effective logos work if viewers remember having seen them (termed “recognition”) and if the logo reminds viewers of the correct brand (termed “recall”). Since corporate leaders want audiences to remember their institutions, a logo functions as visual shorthand for companies, or it is not working. The research literature also concludes that successful logos tend to have several design elements in common. First is “naturalness,” meaning items from the physical world are incorporated. Second, they tend to be only moderately elaborate. A logo that is either too elaborate or not elaborate enough will not succeed. The final element is “harmony,” a function of symmetry and balance. Non abstract symbols (those which are obviously recognisable from the real world, even if highly stylised) appear in the most successful logos. In Western corporate logos, these items include such symbols as Prudential’s rock, Wendy’s little girl, or Jaguar’s cat. […] A group with limited resources needs the ability to elicit a reaction quickly when it lacks the ability to create multiple exposures to its logo. A group in such a situation has the option of turning to “false recognition,” a sense of familiarity when the audience has never before seen a logo. In the United States, companies with low budgets attempt this strategy when they need to have an impact based on initial views of their logo because they cannot afford to build audience response through elaborate promotional campaigns or repeated viewings. Companies in such a situation at- tempt to create a sense of familiarity in the audience from the very first viewings. This can be accomplished through use of certain design elements. False recognition would depend on design characteristics that would make logos less distinctive from other logos. That would mean less “naturalness, high harmony, multiple parallel lines, and ideally a proportion of a height 75-80% of width.” […] Notably, false recognition is different from brand confusion. False recognition, which is a calculated strategy, is the sense of familiarity that accrues to a logo after an elaborate branding campaign. The point is to elicit that sense even though the particular logo has never actually been looked at before. It can be intentionally evoked through the use of some very specific design strategies. None of those strategies are at play in the case of brand confusion. That is what happens when logos meant to be unique and compelling are simply so close to those of their competitors that audiences have difficulty distinguishing one from the other. They undermine the entire point of the campaigns built around the logos. Brand confusion is the mark of failed or failing marketing campaigns; false recognition may well be a central component of a marketing campaign."

Cori E. Dauber in 'VISUAL PROPAGANDA AND EXTREMISM IN THE ONLINE ENVIRONMENT', edited by Carol K. Winkler and Cori E. Dauber, page 142, 143, 144, first published in USA, Juli 2014 by Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press

"[ A ] personal emblem […] a pennant, called a sashimono. This was fastened to [the] back as an identifying feature and served as rallying point in the confusion of battle. […]": http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/136-sar-sarsential-toolbox-11

"Much of what we think about when we see a picture stems from our subjectivity and guides our interpretation.": http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/141-sar-sarsential-toolbox-15-14

"Some people want to make the world a better place. I just wanna make the world a better-looking place. If you don't like it, you can paint over it!": http://bartvanbroekhoven.com/en-US/running/139-sar-sarsential-toolbox-14-14

Above: Spaarnwoude trainstation today. 50 Mtrs. South from where we shot this on a Sunday-night in Februari 2008: http://irememberthefuture.com/ see also: Rutger Hauer: Buddha's Medicine

Haarlem, 28 Januari 2013

Above: Original image, RAW from camera.

 

Above: After 30+K training (November 21th 2012)