Mandala: Explosions

Video installation, found footage, layered Michael Bay films

2020

Drawing from action sequences in commercially successful, yet critically panned Michael Bay films, Mandala: Explosions consists of a large pulsating Buddhist mandala: an imaginary space that serves as a guiding template during meditative practices. Through strategies or irony, Mandala: Explosions explores cinematic special effects (explosions, gunfire, car chases) as a form of spiritual abstraction within Buddhist traditions that emphasize the mutable nature of the material universe.

Exhibited at:

Post-Meta, Arts Warehouse, Delray Beach, FL. August-September 2021.