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Uses of 'ma': towards a methodology for transforming a Japanese aesthetic paradigm into trans-cultural forms.

Ajaykumar. 2003. Uses of 'ma': towards a methodology for transforming a Japanese aesthetic paradigm into trans-cultural forms.. In: ""Uses of 'ma': towards a methodology for transforming a Japanese aesthetic paradigm into trans-cultural forms."", Riverside Studios, London, United Kingdom, 11/8/2003 - 11/22/2003. [Show/Exhibition]

Item Type:

Show/Exhibition
Creators: Ajaykumar
Abstract or Description:

The first in the zen gardens without the 'zen' series. Ajaykumar's meta research concerns the engendering of new epistemologies in ontological art practice: investigating the contemporary pertinence and evolution of a hypothesis of 'dependent origination' beyond its original Buddhist cultural and religious significance, particularly with regard spectatorship. This research concerns investigating the notion of a hypothesis of ‚'non-anthropocentric being' that may emerge in a relational world, between body (spectator/artist), ostensible object and landscape ‚ togographical, social and cultural. This project seeks to analyse the contemporary trans-cultural relevance of the Japanese concept of ma, denoting space-time, emptiness-presence, and interval; and finding a methodology for re-conceiving it as an ‚'art experience', where apperceptive spectators are the only ‚'performers'. Ajaykumar devised foyer, lasting fifteen days, where the primary spectators were the people who worked in and frequented Riverside Studios London. The regular journeys made through its foyer were mediated by the creations of arcs of micro-gardens, where herbage grew and was allowed to eventually die.

Departments, Centres and Research Units: Theatre and Performance (TAP)
Date range: 11/8/2003 - 11/22/2003
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Funding bodyGrant Number
Arts and Humanities Research Council
Related URL: http://www.ajaykumar.com
Event Location: Riverside Studios, London, United Kingdom
Item ID: 1020
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2009 15:41
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2016 11:29

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/1020

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