Adirondacks Liverwort Heart Sutra (2019)
60-minute video, digital print, and yoga/meditation installation
Adirondacks Liverwort Heart Sutra (2019) is a botanical mandala composed of Chamberlin’s original photographs of liverworts, lichens, and other flora of the Adirondack Region of Upstate New York. The work includes language from the Heart Sutra, one of the foundational texts of Mahayana Buddhism: “Also no attainment with nothing to attain.”
This video was part of Basking in Gravity: Yin Yoga for Black Flags Over Brooklyn at Magick City, New York on January 26, 2019. Basking in Gravity is a 75-minute Yin yoga and meditation session that emphasizes mindfulness practice as a pathway to radical body acceptance and as a tool for escaping false binaries.This program was presented in camaraderie with Black Flags Over Brooklyn, an anti-fascist, anti-racist extreme metal festival held at Brooklyn Bazaar on January 25-26, 2019.
This is the body we have today, the only body, the ultimate body, the every body. Basking in Gravity is a space for ritual release, a celebration of the finitude of our lives, and a chance to drift and sink into the flow of our own fluids.
Contact the artist for information about digital prints. Basking in Gravity at Magick City documentation by Kyle Simmons.