Sky and Sea

Video-Essay (work-in-progress)

This essayistic work takes as its epicentre, a historic conversation between physicist Albert Einstein and poet-philosopher Rabindranath Tagore at the former’s sommerhaus in Caputh near the south of Berlin. This dialogue that Einstein later declared “unsuccessful” becomes a pivot on which the essay examines a curious binary: that of quantum physics and ritual dance and music of temples in South/South-East Asia.

The work takes form as letters addressed to the late theoretical physicist David Bohm, a protege of Einstein and a close associate of the philosopher J.Krishnamurti. Bohm worked exhaustively on creating dialogues across borders of the practices of science, art and spirituality, which these letters aim to reconsider.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS 2017 NUS Arts Festival (Singapore)

Initial sketch developed in residency at NUS Centre For the Arts and NUS Centre for Quantum Technologies (2017).
Further research and development supported through the “Crossing Borders” grant (2019) from the Literary Colloquium Berlin and Robert Bosch Foundation (Germany).