how deep is the ocean?
2019




installation view of where there is water there is life (2019)
single channel video (09:41) / sound and voice by Henry Chuang


video still of where there is water there is life (2019)
single channel video (09:41) / sound and voice by Henry Chuang


video still of where there is water there is life (2019)
single channel video (09:41) / sound and voice by Henry Chuang


video still of where there is water there is life (2019)
single channel video (09:41) / sound and voice by Henry Chuang




you keep thinking or worrying about it (I) & (II) (2019)
urethane coated steel
30 x 20 cm


you keep thinking or worrying about it (III) & (IV) (2019)
urethane coated steel
30 x 20 cm

you keep thinking or worrying about it (IV) (2019)
urethane coated steel
30 x 20 cm


i hear sade from my mom’s bedroom (2019)
two letters alongside peat moss in plastic bag
dimensions variable




mauveine,

i just found the amethyst earring under my bed. do you still have the other pair? i hope you still wear it. i’m going to start wearing it again. i’m afraid that i might only remember you through this earring. on second thought, this might be yours.

Before I had studied Zen for thirty years, I saw mountains as mountains, and waters as waters. When I arrived at a more intimate knowledge, I came to the point where I saw that mountains are not mountains, and waters are not waters. But now that I have got its very substance, I am at rest. For it’s just that I see mountains once again a mountains, and waters once again as waters.

i miss you
mauveine,

today i saw purple flowers. it reminded me of the time we got lost in the woods. do you remember the bush of wild lavenders we took a piss on? i don’t think the flowers i saw today were lavenders, maybe they were lupines.

Once in 1966, a phalanx of reporters in Helsinki pressed Monk about his thoughts on classical music and whether or not jazz and classical can come together. His drummer, Ben Riley watched the conversation unfold: “Everyone wanted him to answer, give some type of definition between classical music and jazz... So he says, ‘Two is one,’ and that stopped the whole room. No one else said anything else.”

i miss you


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Mark