Wednesday, December 18, 2002

Analect (stone, water and glass)

Or a laconic exercise implied through absence, minimalist cause and effect as Confucian saying.

Look above.

First, an off-white curtained rectangle. Next, a disembodied hand grasping a gray stone appears. Seconds pass before the fingers open and the stone drops down out of sight.

On the ground at the same time is a clear glass of water, half-filled or half-empty, in wait.