Spiritual Reality
from Dongli Huang on Vimeo.

Spiritual Reality
Performance by Dongli Huang.
Single-channel Video. (color, sound).
Duration: 23 min, 28 sec.
October. 2013

Statement

When being in the environment of western culture, I am looking for my existences via oriental culture spontaneously. Compared to the characteristics of industrial civilization - practicality, the great wisdom of eastern culture can not materialize and be turned into a benefit. The performance of Spiritual Reality is me writing the Heart Sutra on rice paper with pure water, in which there is nothing left at the end. Everything returns to its origin although the process of writing the text continues for a long time. Audiences are in the front of the paper seeing my shadow of writing. It contains an essence of oriental culture which is the wisdom of life. People who write Heart Sutra know it, per se, has no meaning and explanation while being understood by copy and recite thousands of times. That is the reason why I choose to write it not anything else like lyric, otherwise, it turns out differently. Usually, people are anxious for success and prefer to get a quick result, not willing to do things took time but without seeing the benefit. What I achieves is something invisible but it has become part of mine, which I intend to take audiences for a ride and compel them to think in this tough and durable time.



Spiritual Reality
from Dongli Huang on Vimeo.

Spiritual Reality
Performance by Dongli Huang.
Single-channel Video. (color, sound).
Duration: 23 min, 28 sec.
October. 2013

Statement

When being in the environment of western culture, I am looking for my existences via oriental culture spontaneously. Compared to the characteristics of industrial civilization - practicality, the great wisdom of eastern culture can not materialize and be turned into a benefit. The performance of Spiritual Reality is me writing the Heart Sutra on rice paper with pure water, in which there is nothing left at the end. Everything returns to its origin although the process of writing the text continues for a long time. Audiences are in the front of the paper seeing my shadow of writing. It contains an essence of oriental culture which is the wisdom of life. People who write Heart Sutra know it, per se, has no meaning and explanation while being understood by copy and recite thousands of times. That is the reason why I choose to write it not anything else like lyric, otherwise, it turns out differently. Usually, people are anxious for success and prefer to get a quick result, not willing to do things took time but without seeing the benefit. What I achieves is something invisible but it has become part of mine, which I intend to take audiences for a ride and compel them to think in this tough and durable time.