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‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty, – that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.’
– From ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’ (1819) by John Keats
It says much about the concept of ‘truth’ – that which is actual, ultimate and indisputable – that the possibility of its very existence is a source of centuries-long contention. And it says much about humans that, despite the search for truth being so endlessly uncertain, aspiring to grasp it is such a powerful motivating force for humanity. Deep within us, it seems, is a drive transcend the indeterminate world we’re born into, impossible or paradoxical as that may be. And, as the music video for Truth by the US jazz stalwart Kamasi Washington explores, this enduring human effort takes a great many forms.
Written by Adam D’Arpino for Psyche
Running time: 14 minutes
Music by Kamasi Washington
Director: AG Rojas
Producer: Pete Vitale
Cinematographer: Evan Prosofsky
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