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Runa A

Runa A’s work involves film, video, sound and performance, with an interactive component in topical installations. Coming from an Asian culture, but also having spent several years in the United States, her art attempts to explore the distinction between Eastern and Western philosophical thinking. More of her work can be viewed on her website.

EVENTS

EVENTS

FRI, 3/21
Opening Reception
PENTATONIC
Power Plant Gallery, American Tobacco Campus
5:00pm-10:00pm

FRI, 3/21
Premiere Screening
The Beginner’s Heart
Full Frame Theater, American Tobacco Campus
7:00pm-10:00pm

SAT, 4/12
Encore Screening
The Beginner’s Heart
Full Frame Theater, American Tobacco Campus
7:00pm-9:00pm

WORKS

The Beginner’s Heart

Super 8 mm transferred to HD
Black and white and color, silent
11 mins

“THE MIND OF THE BEGINNER IS EMPTY, FREE OF THE HABITS OF THE EXPERT, READY TO ACCEPT, TO DOUBT, AND OPEN TO ALL THE POSSIBILITIES. IT IS THE KIND OF MIND WHICH CAN SEE THINGS AS THEY ARE, WHICH STEP BY STEP AND IN A FLASH CAN REALIZE THE ORIGINAL NATURE OF EVERYTHING.” — Shunryu Suzuki

The Beginner’s Heart is a short experimental film inspired by the Book of Changes, I-CHING. It explores the constantly changing relationship between human beings and nature in order to find a better way to act in harmony with the nature, and gain the capacity to encounter uncertainties, mysteries, and doubts.

PENTATONIC

Interactive sound/video installation

PENTATONIC is an interactive sound installation that is also inspired by the Book of Changes. Each of the five notes in the Chinese pentatonic scale represents one of the five elements in Book of Change: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth.

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