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?

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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