The Enthusiast -
“Droll thing life is — that mysterious arrangement of merciless logic for a futile purpose. The most you can hope from it is some knowledge of yourself — that comes too late — a crop of inextinguishable regrets” .
– Joseph Conrad - Heart of Darkness (1898)
“The Enthusiast” is rooted in speculations found within neuroscience, surrounding creative or emotional insight. Considering a possible outcome to emerging research in determining a neurological basis for aesthetic appreciation.
An enthusiast of Ikebana (the ancient art of flower arranging) has used a company to provide him with data which holds the key to his ‘ideal’ aesthetic arrangement. He is seen to be lost in a world of information, interpreting the data with a home made attempt at defining his personal vision of beauty.
Accompanied by a film catalogue which highlights research and surrounding ideas.