Sunday, May 27, 2007

On Wabi-Sabi back yarding


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"And while smaller Japanese gardens are almost always delimited by a wall that frames the three dimensional space, larger installations often include the surrounding landscape as a backdrop for the entire composition, consciously removing the visual boundary between garden and landscape, thereby extending the space to generate a sense of continuity."

Palomar-like reflecting upon the nature of gardening, Sam Renseiw speculated on elements of Japanese garden composition as a whole, having a higher intrinsic value than its elements, inversing the western point of view. Merge into a quiet, meditative moment of absurd relaxation by clicking here or on the links above. It's not Kyoto, It's Darmstadt, Germany. "I have succeeded in having the bosom completely absorbed by the landscape, so that my gaze counted no more than the gaze of a seagull or a hake " (patafilm # 425, 00'54'', 4.1 MB, Quicktime/mov - Flash version at blip.tv)

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