(Why do I keep going) Forward

Martijn Veldhoen

(Why do I keep going) Forward 06:00, Color, Stereo, NL, 2004

Going forward feels good. With the wind in your hair on the deck of a ship or the platform of a railway carriage – when the landscape begins to pass more and more quickly before your eyes, your body knows that you are heading for the future. But why does it feel so good to be moving forward? (Why do I keep going) Forward begins with this question, immediately linking the feeling of going forward with ‘progress’. While images recorded from trains, boats and planes pass us by, we can hear someone thinking aloud; someone who is asking himself questions. Questions about our love of nature and of culture – as sources of harmony and civilization. Because, do nature and culture not obey the same laws as we apply to the economy?

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