Tuesday 31 January 2023, 19:00h - 20:00h
Centre d'Arts Santa Mònica, Sala Bar_Free entrance.
Satsanga [en compañía de la Realidad], Abu Ali, 19min, 2012.
Wax - California (Spike Jonze tribute in GTA V), Abstract Mode, 3min, 2017.
Les Barbares, Jean-Gabriel Périot, 5min, 2010.
Wax - California, Spike Jonze, 3min, 1995.
Je criais contre la vie. Ou pour elle, Vergine Keaton, 9min, 2009.
Oracle, Basik Kubasik 5min, 2023.
Virtual Nothing 2023, Basik Kubasik 15min, 2023.
Maya, Sri H.W.L. Poonja Papaji, 5min, 1992.
"You are asleep, and your vision is a dream; all you see is an illusion.”
Mahmud Shabistari, The Secret Garden. Persia, 18th century.
"Pondering on sleep and wakefulness reveals the following. In wakefulness, the world exists clearly in the light of the sun, things appear to be “out there” and consciousness simply has to initiate the move towards appropriation, under the impulse of desire. From wakeful life we learn that a reality exists, but this reality is the reality of the other: objects, beings, etc... and our reality is defined in relation to this alterity. In sleep, however, the light that shines on the world and reveals it to us is the light of the mind; alone with ourselves, we cannot talk about an external reality. Our own consciousness projects the world of objects and beings, it is created by the dreamer; a world that disappears when we awaken. Sleep liberates us from time, and teaches us to doubt the external reality of waking life: perhaps we awaken from one dream and enter another. Perhaps the difference between sleep and wakefulness is simply one of duration. Finally, in deep sleep, both the inner and and outer world disappear without affecting consciousness: one is there, without dreams, without desires, without world."
Abu Ali 2011.
THINGS HAPPEN TO ONE ANOTHER
Satsanga, Abu Ali.
Satsanga is a Sanskrit word, which means: (Sat = truth, reality, Sanga = company) describes in Indian philosophy: 1. in the company of truth. 2. company in reality 3. accompanied by an assembly of persons who listen, speak and assimilate reality. This practice also takes the form of hearing or reading scriptures, reflections, discussions and assimilating their meaning, meditating on the source of these words.
Je criais contre la vie. Ou pour elle, Vergine Keaton.
A herd of deer turns against the hound dogs that have been chasing them down. The tables are turned and this unusual chase gives rise to new landscapes.
Wax - California (Spike Jonze tribute in GTA V). Abstract Mode.
I'm gonna move to southern California,
I got me a ride and a reason to ignore you,
Got me a radio, ain't got no speakers,
Ain't much use so I'm leavin it for you.
Les Barbares, Jean-Gabriel Périot.
We are scum! we are barbarians!
Wax - California, Spike Jonze.
Gotta find a room, and runnin outta money,
Stayin up late but I gotta get up early,
Why did I move to southern California,
Smile gets blue, someone shoulda warned you.
Oracle, Basik Kubasik.
We are artificial specters, we are the hidden image behind the shiny mirror.
Virtual Nothing 2023, Basik Kubasik.
For those with ears let them hear, for those with eyes let them see, we speak in their name.
Maya, Sri H.W.L. Poonja Papaji.
Maya is “all that is and all that is not, the complete illusion in imagination.” And with total, absolute, 100% watchfulness, it is possible to see Maya for what it truly is.