Alan Watts: Buddhism and Science (1960) [full length]
- July 20th, 2017
In this short film we hear the story of how Taiwanese performance artist Tehching Hsieh’s life as an illegal immigrant informed his piece One Year Performance 1980-1981.
Hsieh moved from Taiwan to the United States as a stowaway in 1974, living as an illegal immigrant until he was granted amnesty in 1988.
For One Year Performance 1980-1981, Hsieh rigorously punched a time clock every hour for 366 days from 11 April 1980 to 11 April 1981. The resulting installation consists of letters, statements, uniforms, photographs, punch clock and a time card.
Between 1978 and 1986 Hsieh made five year-long performances, followed by a thirteen-year performance of making art but not publicly showing it.
Selections from an interview conducted 1984, including a performance of Mississippi Goddam.
Actor Ashton Kutcher and Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino testify at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on efforts to end modern slavery and human trafficking.
From Jiddu Krishnamurti Fourth Public Talk at San Diego State College, California 9 April 1970.
Excerpts from J Krishnamurti Talks .. “In meditation, what is the place of search? Can one bring about order without understanding disorder?”
Is control necessary for order? Why do we need control when there is understanding of “what is”?
Can a petty mind experience anything other than its own projections and activities?
To see clearly, musn’t the mind be quiet?
If you see this extraordinary thing going on in your life, then it is everything. Then you are the teacher, the student, the beauty of the cloud and that is love.