Moment • 浮生若梦
April 2018 | Installation //Arduino, IR sensor, GLSL Shader
Life as one moment, live in the moment.
“All conditioned existences are like a dream, an illusion, a bubble, or a shadow.” is from a buddhist sutras, Diamond Sutra. All phenomena exist but they do not truly exist because their existence does not last forever but changes from moment to moment. That is why phenomena are said to be impermanent. Therefore, use and enjoy the phenomena.
Moment is not a permanent work cause balloons will shrink to nothing one day; like bubble will burst, dream will awake and our life is transient.
Moment is an one-week work. During one week process, 300 balloons are from full of air to wizened; from transparency to be unclear cause static electricity gathering dust. Associated to us, physically our body from everything to nothing; mentally we are from pure to complicated depends on extraneous interference.
The three projected video created by GLSL Shader are inspired by three old Chinese poem. They make me realize that cherish life and live in this moment.
“Wish to go far but nowhere for rest, only leisurely roam all around.” Li Sao, Qu Yuan
“Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May. ” Jin Lv Yi, Du Qiuniang
“The universe is a temporary inn for all living things. Time is the transit visitors over the span of one hundred generations. This drifting life is like a dream. There is too little time to enjoy the pleasure of living.” Preface to the Feast in Peach and Plum Garden on a Spring Night, Li Bai