Modalities of Presence

These works are part of an ongoing investigation into what it is to have a body, a body that has a complex relationship with the world.


Dehiscence

This work is a simple expression of the contemplation of form and touch:

"...a sort of dehiscence opens my body in two, and because between my body looked at and my body looking, my body touched and my body touching, there is overlapping or encroachment, so that we must say that the things pass into us as well as we into the things."
(Merleau-Ponty, M. 1968, The Visible and the Invisible, Northwestern University Press, Evanston, Illinois, p. 123.)

"Form is emptiness; emptiness is form."
(Heart Sutra, Mahayana Buddhism)




Modalities of Presence (6 videos)