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May 7, 2013

Performance on depression

Performance is a way of exploring layers of experience that are not obvious to your everyday mind. The everyday mind is the tendency to focus on the rational understanding of ourselves and the world around us. That which can be explained in the Taoist tradition is the Tao that can be said, experience that can be talked about. The same realm as the everyday mind. The realm of mysterious and inexplicable experiences needs a home. Art and performance opens a space for both known and unknown experience to come together.

This performance grew out of an urge to explore one of the most formative aspects of my life, living as a youngster in India. Layers of experience started to become clear as I merged the immediate experience of feeling a seasonal depression with the early days of my life. This performance is the first exploration. It has developed from here.

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