With Pause (2022), Tokyo-based audio-visual artists Flightgraf invites us to look both inward and outward at the same time. We are all guilty of being too wrapped up in our daily lives. We constantly pass by substantial ideas and beautiful experiences in our rush to get ahead, to move forward and go beyond.

From having the world at our fingertips through our smartphones to how we consume social media, TV and music through streaming platforms; a large part of life today revolves around instant gratification. Yet when we take a moment to slow down, to pause and observe, we experience all the great and small things we have inadvertently passed by.

When we take the time to look at something properly, we give it time to reveal its innate beauty. In doing so, we nurture our inner vision and actively create space for new ideas to flourish and the courage to delve into new experiences.