Systems and Collaborations
3 month research residency
McCahon House Sept-Dec

Awake
Comprised of performing Agnihotra every sunrise and sunset for three months through 7th Sept – 11th Dec 2016 and the mantra Om Tryambakam for one hour every day. Om Tryambakam was performed for 4 hours on every Full Moon and New Moon which coincided with a three day fast.

This was done as a means to focus on service to the trees who are dying of Kauri Die Back. The system sets up a procedure to support studio-based research of which The Sound of Drawing and Learning how to Listen are several outcomes that emerged.

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Awake – Northern Aspect, Kauri Tree, Agnihotra Ash, ghee, clay
Photo: Haru Sameshima

 
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Awake – Eastern Aspect, Kauri Tree, Agnihotra Ash, ghee, clay
Photo: Haru Sameshima

 
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Awake – Western Aspect, Kauri Tree, Agnihotra Ash, ghee, clay
Photo: Haru Sameshima

 
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Awake
Photo: Haru Sameshima