Martine Batchelor (b. 1953, France) is a Zen teacher and teaches meditation retreats worldwide. She was a Zen Buddhist nun in Korea for ten years and is the co-editor of "Buddhism and Ecology" and editor of "Women on the Buddhist Path". She is the author of several books including her forthcoming book "Let Go: a Buddhist Guide to Breaking Free of Habits". She is attentive to meditation in daily life, Buddhism and social action, religion and women issues, Zen and its history factual and legendary.
‘Not knowing is most intimate’ is an evolving thinking process without a settled trajectory, as how could it be otherwise? We float; companions in moments of not knowing, as a way of intimately being and becoming together. In these moments, a space is opened to the unexplainable, the unfathomable, the messy in their multiple bodies, shapes, and forms.Through a gradual unfurling, Roll on, Roll on, Phenomena (until you are no more) opens up ways of coming together through acts of not knowing and intimacy. Beginning in the studio, the program unfolds over time with a shifting rhythm, as it expands outward it moves through different spaces. Over time the program radiates out into the city where the studio circles back as an ever-changing space of communal gathering and momentary encounter.
Roll on, Roll on, Phenomena (until you are no more) looks at not knowing as more than saying ‘I don't know’, rather it is an entwined act of vulnerability and responsibility. Intimacy is proposed as the interconnected relationships that emerge, flicker, and disappear over and over again; that is opened out by not knowing. As a discursive exhibition program, the artworks, readings, talks, and audience become companions, intersecting, breaking apart, and reconfiguring in an iterative and continuous becoming with the world.
Kornkrit Jianpinidnan (b. 1975, Thailand) is a Bangkok-based artist. In his artistic practice using the snapshot as a technique his images are not taken for aesthetic significance, but rather, for the possibility of creating oppositions between reality and its indefinable and unanalyzable substrates. His recent solo shows include Ballad Of A Thin Man, 338 OIDA Gallery, Bangkok; Project Sensibility, Bangkok City City Gallery, Bangkok; and, The passenger, 2015, Cloud, Bangkok. www.kornkritwork.com