The contemplative researcher lives aloof from society, a silent and unseen example it would seem. How is he to share his refined sensitivities, his ascetic and indeed aesthetic findings in ways that reveal their hidden purpose? (The Sritantra Project)

Performance: In Plaintive March with the Vanishing Spirits

In "In Plaintive March with the Vanishing Spirits" (Malacca, 2006) I decoded the ancient practice of alms bowl walking as something that was far more aesthetic than ascetic, something quintessential to ascetic arts. It was a sculpting installation of poetic movement, a muted recital of grimy footfall in plaintive march with the vanishing spirits elapsing in the crumbling facade and veneer of a celebrated Southeast Asian townscape.

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