Tranquility in the midst of daily turmoil. The Japanese have a word for it: Seijaku.
Seijaku isn’t an escape from the world that surrounds us. Rather, it is the seeking of serenity in the midst of activity; the finding of true inner quiet as the world churns around us.
I’ve always been fascinated by the dichotomy between order and chaos—especially in today’s constant barrage of media and technology. The use of binary code in this series is not about technology, not about the code itself. Rather its distortion and randomness are symbols of the tumult from which we move toward peace, order and simplicity.
In Seijaku I suggest to the viewer that the journey to serenity can start with a break from the routines of an active life. A move toward order and balance. A discovery of the calm pond at the heart of us.
A way to be stillness.