Sacred Activism and the MAP-Maker Turned Artist

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The entire cosmos is a cooperative. The sun, the moon, and the stars live together as a cooperative. The same is true for humans and animals, trees, and the Earth. When we realize that the world is a mutual, interdependent, cooperative enterprise — then we can build a noble environment. If our lives are not based on this truth, then we shall perish. . . The Earth community has a self-emergent, interdependent, cooperative nature. We humans have no substance or reality that is separate from this community. Thich Nhat Hanh refers to this as our “inter-being”: we and other species “inter-are.” . . . And if we really consider Mother Earth as an integral community and a witness of enlightenment, don’t we have a responsibility to protect her through mindful “sacred activism?
Buddhadasa Bhikkhu in Why the Buddha Touched the Earth :: John Stanley and David Loy

Lensless photography, Mapping Out, Dance Anywhere, ONE Pixel & Short Shorts

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  • the Palms on Scenic Avenue, Berkeley Calif.

    ©steven r holloway & toMake™ Editions. Pinhole image on film.

  • Baring Creek Falls, Waterton-Glacier N.P.

    ©steven r holloway & toMake™ Editions. Pinhole image on film.

  • Heron’s Isle., Missoula, Mont.

    ©steven r holloway & toMake™ Editions. Pinhole image on film.

  • Cobblestone Beach, Lake Superior, Minn.

    ©steven r holloway & toMake™ Editions. Pinhole image on film.

  • Cross River sunrise, Lake Superior, Minn.

    ©steven r holloway & toMake™ Editions. Pinhole image on film.

  • Solstice Sunrise, Heron’s Isle, Missoula, Mont.

    ©steven r holloway & toMake™ Editions. Pinhole image on film.

  • Baptism River, north shore Lake Superior, Minn.

    ©steven r holloway & toMake™ Editions. Pinhole image on film.

  • River Bend View, Clark Fork River, Missoula, Mont.

    ©steven r holloway & toMake™ Editions. Pinhole image on film.

  • Poplar River, north shore Lake Superior, Minn.

    ©steven r holloway & toMake™ Editions. Pinhole image on film.

  • Preston Park, Waterton-Glacier N.P.

    ©steven r holloway & toMake™ Editions. Pinhole image on film.

  • Tomales Point, Point Reyes Seashore N.P., Calif.

    ©steven r holloway & toMake™ Editions. Pinhole image on film.

  • Open Space, north hills, Missoula, Mont.

    ©steven r holloway & toMake™ Editions. Pinhole image on film.

  • Point Reyes Seashore N.P., Calif.

    ©steven r holloway & toMake™ Editions. Pinhole image on film.

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The Dancing Palms on Scenic Avenue. Berkeley, Calif.
Pinhole Images

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Light Dance
Castleview Rooftop Solstice. Berkeley, Calif.

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From the performance of ONE Pixel: an Act of Kindness

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ONE Pixel: an Act of Kindness :: Performance Boston, Mass.
OnePixel™ Boston documents through direct observation the site on the ground that is represented by a single pixel in a Landsat7 satellite image.

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From the performance of Dance of the Planets

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Mapping Out the Creek
Artist-in-the-Schools. Thornhill School, Oakland, Calif.

PERFORMANCES
dance anywhere® and others

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dancing the ‘Smokey the Bear Sutra’. A toMake® performance on the occasion of the spring 2012 performance of dance anywhere® in Missoula, Mont. Performed on top of Mount Sentinel above the high water mark of Lake Missoula reciting 'Smokey the Bear Sutra' by Gary Snyder. "I DEDICATE MYSELF TO THE UNIVERSAL DIAMOND BE THIS RAGING FURY DESTROYED." while holding a large whisk to shake up the sleeping beings below, above, before, behind and within.

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dancing the ‘Smokey the Bear Sutra’

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Accidental Furrows ... dancing to a poem by Antonio Machado, at noon in the S ch' wee la Valley the piece, 8' 19.2" (the time it takes for sunlight to reach the valley), a Dance of the Planets work, is in reverence for the soft earth breathing and the full waters flowing, and in conjunction and in celebration with dance anywhere® 2011. ©steven r holloway 2011; a toMake® Press short short.

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dancing Accidental Furrows: 8' 19.2" dancing in the S ch' wee la Valley

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"In the Body of a Prayer" is a camera obscura installation for Pentecost 2011 in the Chewelah United Church of Christ chapel located beside Chewelah Creek. The camera obscura in the Chewelah UCC chapel works within the power of prayer but, just as we are invited to enter into the body of the camera, we are also invited to enter into the body of a prayer; the physical body of a prayer.

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In the Body of a Prayer

SHORT SHORTS
toMake™ out & about shorts

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water without sound
Nevada Falls, Yosemite N.P.

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the sound of water
Nevada Falls, Yosemite N.P.

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where the water begins and ends
Point Reyes N.P., Calif.

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