Sam - Hang Tran

{Zen Installation} Peace is Every Step

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2015 at 7:59 pm

breathing & playing

Peaceful New Year! Below is my Zen Installation for Convergent Media university coursework back in March 2012.

I want to create a Zen installation using what I have learned from reading about Zen Buddhism – mainly books by Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Zen Master living in France. Thich Nhat Hanh turns thousand year Zen Buddhism wisdoms into modern everyday life lessons with simple and clear English writing; with real stories and examples of those who have found Zen Buddhism helpful in life, in their relationships with others.

One of the fundamental ideas of Zen is to simplify to the minimal. There are minimalism architectures and sculptures in the 1960s with simple blocks (Tony Smith). In ‘Zen For Film’ by Nam June Paik (1962-1964) there are eight minutes of white film.

What are the degrees of being minimal? How much minimalism is too much? Is being minimal equal to being…

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