Wu Wei (2022)
Wu Wei, an audiovisual creation by AJH, delves into the essence of nothingness and the art of effortless action. Inspired by the principles of the Tao Te Ching, this composition aims to capture the transformative power of restful inaction. Embracing Zhuangzi's wisdom to 'smash your form and body, spit out hearing and eyesight,' it invites viewers to forget their individuality and merge into a profound unity with the deep and boundless.
This experimental piece carries the spiritual essence of Taoism and resonates with the ethos of Wu Wei. Immerse yourself in the intersection of Chinese philosophy and avant-garde creation, meticulously crafted using touchdesigner. An auditory and visual journey that transcends boundaries in 2022, echoing the timeless wisdom of the Tao.
“You have only to rest in inaction and things will transform themselves. Smash your form and body, spit out hearing and eyesight, forget you are a thing among other things, and you may join in great unity with the deep and boundless.”
Zhuangzi, The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu
Wu Wei is essentially nothingness, effortless action. One of the guiding principles of the Tao Te Ching that helped create this audiovisual composition.
The composition came from a place of effortless action - thought and intension were removed, the music came out of me, my body was just a vehicle to help this process.  The visuals, despite being prominently digital, resemble the flapping wings of a bird, and nod to traditional Eastern calligraphy. 

Building the visual component in Touchdesigner


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