Emptiness Installation WOP Gallery/Galleria C'a D'oro Chelsea, NYC 08/2015

The Gong recording is by Paramatma Siri Sadhana (https://soundcloud.com/propheta11). 

Emptiness

 

Sunya is a Sanskrit word that means; "Void, emptiness, the true nature of all phenomena. Devoid of all independent self or substance.” The Buddhist philosophy is that "Emptiness and Form are the same". Zero represents emptiness, void, blank and at once it is the space where all possibility exists and out of which everything is created. The nature of the images are obscured. Void. Entering the zero point they re-emerge revealing their temporal nature. Bending and folding, transparent, as only a 2 dimensional "projected" reality can be. The black mirror references some of the first mirrors made of highly polished obsidian in Egyptian times. Used to "see" into other dimensions and into the truth rather than to look at ones own image. Black is a void that is made of all color. It is the whole and the absence.

 

The Gong is played by Paramatma Siri Sadhana. It is an ancient healing instrument known for its capacity to harmonize the cellular structure and frequency of the human body. Sound is the basic building block of all matter, consciousness, and experience. Everything vibrates. All matter is in constant motion. Everything moves, vibrates, and circles. The velocity/frequency of the movement determines the sound whether we hear it or not. Hazarat Inayat Khan, the ancient Sufi master said, "The knower of the mystery of sound knows the mystery of the whole universe."

 

Paramatma Siri Sadhana is a sound artist, film director, kundalini yoga and meditation practitioner and Sat Nam Rasayan healer based in New York City. Her sound work and teaching style have been introducing a new/contemporary vernacular, leading a sound and consciousness revolution in NYC. She originated overnight gong in NYC two years ago and has performed at MoMA PS1 and Performa, as well as all over the city from Harlem to the Rockaways.

Wholeness and the Implicate Order Installation Governor's Island Art Fair 2014

 

“Everything you see is an apparition of the unseen. The forms are impermanent, yet the essence is changeless. Every sight will return to the unseen. Every utterance will end in the original silence. Do not cling to the mirages; the source they come from is eternal, expanding, spreading, bearing endless lives and endless joy…” – Rumi This is a video of an installation that I created for Governor's Island Art Fair in August 2014, "Wholeness and the Implicate Order." The concept came from a theory from Physicist David Bohm that says everything is connected/one and that every particle holds the information of every other particle that it has ever come in contact with. In addition it postulates that consciousness is the fabric that connects and directs all things. The central video within the installation is that of a Whirling Dervish. Whirling Dervish's spin to release the ego, the identification with the self as separate from its surroundings and the other to reunite with the wholeness, the one consciousness that is the fabric and essence of all.