#63 Completion

#63 Completion

color, sound, 4 min
The I Ching Book uses the essences of Nature, as the basis for its 64 hexagrams, which describe different, yet archetypal forms of life’s conditions. Each I CHING hexagram is named after elements ...
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The I Ching Book uses the essences of Nature, as the basis for its 64 hexagrams, which describe different, yet archetypal forms of life’s conditions. Each I CHING hexagram is named after elements of nature because they present a particular quality. Example: water’s quality is “danger”, thunder is “shocking”, and mountain is “keeping still”. The I CHING has 8 elements, and also has 8 HOUSES with 8 changes that transform the initial energy. The first hexagram in any house is a double of the same trigram. The HOUSE begins to change forming 8 different hexagrams. THE HOUSE OF WATER, begins with chaos, and finally transforms into a discipline control of passion, armed with reason, which allows for accomplishments of what is just and right. #63 has a very complex written glyph form. One of these images is crossing a stream in a boat. You want to reach the other side; the keyword here is “caution”. Even though you think that the situation is finished, this is not the time to relax. The whole situation has reached its pinnacle, and therefore, there's nowhere else to go except down. As indifference is the root of all evil, stay alert to ward off any disaster that might be coming around the bend. My intention begins by using intuitive action, coming from a receptive, pre-language place., and research helps complete the final form of my films. In #63 the trigram of water occurs over that of fire. Caution is the essence here, although everything seems to have reached completion. But, like water boiling over and putting out the flames beneath it, the competing balance between water and fire cannot be maintained: they act as equals and are forever unstable.  Most interestingly, this is the only hexagram whose interior trigrams form a reverse order, a criss-crossing where fire is placed over water. Water’s energy flows down, and fire’s follows up. The triangles from the costume echo this direction, the character manipulates this dynamic, as they take turns flipping and flopping back and forth thru eternity.

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