Potentially Empty

Media: Stop-motion photography and video performance with ambient and collected sound, 2015.

Sunyata is the Buddhist concept of “emptiness”. Most often it is confused with the void or non-existence of matter. Sunyata actually addresses interconnectivity and eternity in Buddhist philosophy. His holiness the Dalai Lama refers to Sunyata as “the knowledge of the ultimate reality of all objects, material and phenomenal”. This concept acknowledges that the present state of all things is a result of its previous state and can be traced back to eternity. There is no beginning or end. Our time on earth is a brief interlude in a continuum. This artwork is my own search for meaning within this transience using a limited vocabulary such as the “vessel” and the perceptive hand.