what & why


Nothingness ain't nothing

No skill on display, producing discreet pieces in exact opposition to large, bright and colourful things/images.

To reveal by absence.

Shikantaza (只管打坐) - as it is - suchness 

Mono no aware (物の哀れ) empathy for discreet things, sensitivity to the ephemeral, the art of impermanence.

"The admirable austerity of the void." - Derek Jarman

Vincent Van Gogh Autoportrait - Arles - 1889 ( as a sample)

When living in  Japan as a young performer in the 80s, I was befriend by Noriaki Yokosuka. He was from noble descent. in April, the time when people gather under the cherry trees for the blossom and the fall of the leaves, he told me: in my family, we use to stay at home, and imagine the cherry blossom... I joined him.