Reiko Shimizu


"Sky Beads" at Crack International Art Camp Online, 2020-21

Concept note: The English word “sky” is written as 空 in Chinese ideogram. The same ideogram is used for interpreting the Sanskrit word “sunnyata”, Which means: “absence of conditionality, absence of particularity, the non-existence of the individual as such and the absence of the transience”, according to D. T. Suzuki. Photos and videos of skies were captured by Crack artists, family and friends, at wherever they were during the Covid-19 pandemic. Afterwards, the “sky beads” were threaded through by divine Baul songs, full of love and wisdom. Every individual in his or her own environment In an individual universe, individual world, individual  Individual cosmos were gathered and reconnected through the Universe, the sky.  Distance is perspective. Every and all phenomena happen in Themselves. In the Cosmic perspective there is no distance.

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