Thursday, October 8, 2015
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
It’s easy to be under an illusion that you’re somehow special. One could spend decades confused. Maybe one day the fog clears. One wakes up to realize one is no big deal. One is a regular human like everyone else. Maybe the awakening is too late. Maybe it’s no problem. Maybe it takes a lifetime to break up the illusions, to shatter the self-centred attitude.
No need to feel bad or to become cynical or depressed. It’s quite refreshing to be relieved of the burden of illusion. One might then relax, without being sidetracked by superficial concerns of praise and blame, loss and gain, pleasure and pain, fame or disrepute. One could enjoy the act of being alive. Since there’s no punishment or reward, there’s no need to slink around in bitterness, jealous scheming and resentment, no need for hope and fear. The reasonable person lives in accordance with cause and effect, in harmony with others, without expectation and cultivates friendliness. One could heave a sigh of relief. Smile if you wish. It’s ok to be happy.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Monday, October 5, 2015
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Lohbado placed The Book of Oogah in the fire and let flames turn the pages. When asked to explain what he was doing, Lohbado said the answer is in the doing.
Lohbado treated video as a form of painting with moving images. Rather than do a painting of a still life, or a book in a fire, with a wine bottle, rope and sticks, he set the scene in motion, placed the camera on a tripod, composed the scene and hit the record button. There are no actors because Lohbado spends 99 % of his time alone. He goes for days without speaking a word to anyone. That's quite normal for the retired person. As you get old, you become considered increasingly irrelevant. Older people talk too slow. They don't move fast enough. They're boring. Avoid the old person. That's why most of the videos don't have actors, or only feature Lohbado. The people Lohbado asked to video record said no, for reasons of privacy. Fair enough. Do the best you can with what is available.