Variations on Enso

Mixed media installation. 2015.

120cm x 200cm textile, uv laser, arduino, custom electronics.

Techno-spiritual practice of drawing enso, a one breath – one brushstroke cirle, fundamental in zen calligraphy. In Variations on Enso, one breath is replaced by an untiring output position signal, brush by laser and sumi-e ink by a light reactive treated textile, referring to our technologized culture. Observing repetition as a new beginning every time, not a monotone act of the same thing over and over.




In parallel, the black seemingly solid, full Enso is altered by the slightest touch, alluding to the liquid crystal flow on electronic displays, contemplating the aesthetic philosophy of wabi sabi, based on the acceptance of transience and imperfection.