九,nine

“九” 2017, performance. 

This is a performance piece dealing with the Idea of the unattainable comfort. In Buddhist philosophy, suffering is caused by carving. As mortals, we are all slaves of desires for love, happiness, and prosperity. We are tied up and driven by our desires. We chase and chase, suffer and suffer, believing that the ultimate satisfaction is right under our nose; however, our infinite desires forbid us from reaching it. The more we struggle, the more we realize that our greed consumes us. The absolute comfort is unattainable but forever part of us. As if we cannot see our unconsciousness, but it is always in our mind. We cannot chase after our desires, because our desires are in us rather than in the material world. To stop the chasing, we shall make peace with our greed, rather than enslaved by it.