Mood Asian journeys
The sanskrit notion of sanaatana as a poetic obsession
has been the trigger and the vehicle of my work since 2005. The
approach pursued consisted a series of double journeys through
South Asia: a contemplative walk through consciousness, imagination
and memory - the 'inside world', and a participative exploration
through life on the road, in trains, at cultural events, in homes and
schools, revisiting social and religious rituals - the 'outside world'.
The 'border' between the inside and the outside journeys, its form,
thickness and substance, its constituent layers, emerged as secondary
areas of exploration. The intention was to reflect upon specific
aspects of existence, in the world inside and around us, addressing
direct and indirect allusions to sanaatana
side results of the reseach: Fata
- installation/performance (2007), Versuri
in zbor ~ lacrimi pulbere de
soare, poetry volume, debut (2006), Rite. Rhythm. India.(2006), Within
Soul India (2004) and People of
- exhibitions of
wish to express my deepest gratitude to everyone who supported me
throughout the course of this project. I am especially thankful for
their moral support and friendy advice to Dr. Anil Vidyalankar, Dr.
Vajpeyi, Prof R.C. Shukla, Dr. Vinish Gupta, the scholars I've met at
the Krishnamurti Study
Centre at Raj Ghat and the Alice Bonner Institue at Asi Ghat in Varanasi, Hotel Utse
in Kathmandu and many other people who helped on the road.
A selection of images (pdf) >images
"What thing I truly am I know
not clearly: mysterious, fettered in my mind I wander."
The Rig Veda. 1.164.37