Listening to the Mind I, 2009
Single-channel video, 4:3 format
Running time: 9minutes
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Digital print 20x40inches
I constructed a white space in a grassy meadow surrounded by trees. I cut a four-foot diameter hole in the ceiling, allowing natural light to come in as it changed from sunrise to sunset. I set up a woven hair sculpture in the middle of space and connected it to my ear. I filmed while I was lying on my side facing away from the camera. My body and mind entered a meditative state by lying still on the floor for ten hours. By feeling the subtle movements of the hair sculpture connected to my ear, listening to the bird and insect sound, and feeling the wind, light changing and temperature on my whole naked body, I entered into the present. I hope to invite viewers to feel their inner body through the image of my body and to become a passageway to self-awareness for them.