Presence of Consciousness: Relics 2018
This series shows photographs of rocks surrounding the stupa where relics of one Korean zen master are held. Resembling the universe, the rocks attempt to allude viewers to the presence of deep quietness which resides within, guiding towards inner dimensions of life. In 2009, one sleepless night, the Zen master who passed away a long time ago came to my awareness, and I burst into tears. He was well-known for asceticism, meditating rigorously. The awareness was that his strictness was not for his own enlightenment but for the people. The area surrounding the stupa contains mysteriously deep calmness of which I’ve attempted to photograph many times since then but failed. This series is a result of many attempts.
Ieva Austinskaitė • David Barreiro • Laura Besançon • Mireille Chambre • George Wong Yung Choon • Georgia Clemson • Mathias Hartmann • Elena Helfrecht • Heun Jung Kim • Dawoon Kim • Wenqingao Reven Lei • Sara Marinangeli • Ida Nissen • Giulia Parlato • Claire Powell • Loreal Prystaj • Yingying Shen • Yunqi Tang • Gueorgui Tcherednitchenko • Matthew Rhys Thompson • Christel Pilkaer Thomsen • Dana Ysol • Letian Zhou •