Light sculpture inspired by Buddhist ideas of death
Scooting round Vimeo as I sometimes do, I found a light sculpture by Rachel Garrard called ‘The Clear Light of Death’. The work uses motion sensors to control lights arranged in the shape of a human body. The lights each pick out an energy meridian on the body and they repetitively cycle through a process of temporary death. Apparently the work was inspired by the Buddhist idea of ‘clear light‘ which is a primordial state of mind experienced as a part of the dying process.