STILLNESS / QUIETUD, "Homage to John Cage"
Sala de Arte Universidad Nacional
Perhaps a final note — a pause, a silence — the quiet beauty of Quietud, a tribute to John Cage (2012), in which people, people like us, are sitting and gazing at nothing. A simple nothing, full of the dignity of being more than anger or pain or darkness. These people like us enjoy a moment of interiority, but in which inside and outside they seem to lose the distinction before the pure presence of the here and now, the completely full and meaningless presence of life. We see a pause in which specificity is replaced by singularity, and inside and outside it becomes the same thing, the infinite noise of everyday life becomes the same tranquility.
This homage to John Cage evokes the calm of the permanent movement, which asks us to listen to its chaotic silence. We get there sometimes when we sit in the sun and allow ourselves to dissolve in the endless details of this moment. It cannot be described because this "now" is a pure experience that surpasses all language.
Stephen Zepke, curator.
Three simultaneous projection.
Doby Sound 5.1