Emptiness and Infinite Space is a series of symposia organized by Filosofie Oost West and Arti et Amicitiae, initiated by Marjoca de Greef, Babeth VanLoo, Jan Bor and Rosa Johanna, on the concept of emptiness and its position in Eastern and Western philosophy.
I 14th of April 2017 (15.00 – 17.00 hrs)
Dr. Jan Bor will give an introduction to the subject in art and philosophy. Visual artist Wjm Kok resolves around the texts, Art as Art by Ad Reinhardt and the notions of emptiness, infinity and time. Falke Pisano shows her work Wonder Lands in Loxbridge (from: TheValue in Mathematics-series) and Anastasija Pandilovska will research the presence and absence of space. her work A verb folds to confess an action provokes a deeper understanding of time and space.
II 23rd of November 2017 (15.00 – 17.00 hrs)
Emptiness and Infinite Space II revolves around texts by Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi, known for the humoristic and deep parables. Rumiko Hagiwara will perfom ‘Ghost in silence’. The title refers to the Chinese word ‘youmo’ 幽默, a transliteration of the English word ‘humor’. Rosa Johanna will focus on her essay and work ‘How to do Things Without Words’ and her recent stay in Peru presenting a series of short films. The event will be moderated by Laurens Landeweerd.