Shhhh - just run...

Posted in Through the Lens by Matt Ward on Tue 19 Mar '13

© Arc'teryx

I don’t suppose I will be the only viewer who will be slightly disturbed by this smart new film from Arc-teryx. But isn’t that the point? Our lives are governed by visual, verbal or mechanical sounds…

…and for most of us the world only really makes sense when we get out there and run – as far away as possible from that ‘noise’.

Silence features Arc’teryx / Salomon athlete Adam Campbell, is directed by Austin Siadak and was shot on the streets of Vancouver and the high country around Whistler.

Siadak states:

“I came up with the idea to tell a story about the challenge that so many of us face in trying to quiet the noise of city life and create silence in our lives. I wanted to capture that shared experience, and it seemed natural and fitting to use sounds instead of words to tell that story.”

Campbell adds:

“My greatest pleasures in running are those times when I’m not trying to run away, but rather, when I’m fully immersed in the moment. I find those moments when I’m running high in the mountains, when all I can hear are my footsteps on the trail, my breath and the sounds of nature around me.

“During these runs, I feel most in tune with my body and the places I’m running, making the act effortless and highly meditative. That quiet effort brings incredible inner peace and gives me a deep appreciation of the places I’m moving through.”

© Michael Lebowitz

Adam Campbell at Chuckanut 2012

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  1. Tony Mollica Mar 20, 04:41 AM

    The beauty of a trail run! It sure beats the heck out of running in a city!!

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