“We know from Plato that consciousness enables us to speak with integrity and to see with clarity. So how are we using the resources of knowledge and consciousness at our disposal to help us better understand not our fantasies but our lived reality?”
Sutton, D., Brind, S., and McKenzie, R., The State of the Real: Aesthetics in the Digital Age
MEDITATE PORT aims to provoke a space of bare attention; to awake a liberating state
of inspiration in the viewer.
“When everything emerges from nothing, we see it all as a fresh new creation. This is ‘non-attachment’.”
Suzuki, S., Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind
This project is a conceptual journey, a glimpse of the invisible world of the mind and beyond. It is informed by the interdisciplinary studies on the subject of consciousness and the mind by physicist Heisenberg Werner, Thomas Metzinger’s approach to the concept of the Self, and Plato’s work The Republic, to name a few. The visual representation of the states of mind in the three videos are inspired by personal experiences of advanced meditational states and the claims for influence of meditation on the mind found in the spiritual teachings of Suzuki Shunryu and Eckhart Tolle, among others. Also by exploring the science of Cymatics (sound vibrations) pointing out the fact that we are surrounded by natural frequencies that influence and control mental and physical health as mentioned by Hans Jenny a Swiss Mentical doctor and “father of Cymatics”. This interactive art installation becomes a meeting point of digital and analogue media: light combines with sound based on the science of Cymatics, video and scent aim to create a holistic approach of the senses.
Through interaction with a touch-screen device, the viewer can ‘escape’ the chaotic state-of-mind representation and choose to explore through a visual narration, two altered states of mind. “Stage 1” represents the influence of relaxation, while “Stage 2” welcomes the viewer to a deeper level of empty space and non-attachment.
Soundtracks: “The connection” by Konstantinos Gerodimos / “Chapter Five - You Are a Floating Star” , “Red Danube” & “The Ambient Ukulele” by Lee Rosevere / “Javanese Dream Bells” by Iasos