Samsara is a visual meditation on nature and the peoples of the world. Composed exclusively of music and images, it is a work that touches the viewer’s spirit. Is it difficult to say which is the main protagonist: man, nature, beauty? Overture to Thai dancers, then wonders of eastern nature and Tibetan monks intent on creating a mandala; and again, man-made cathedrals accompanied by natural monuments. Afterwards, a progressive approach to the westernised world. Through the transition from peace in nature to metropolitan frenzy, an antithetical dimension opens up and then reverberates with games of opulence and unbridled luxuries in Dubai, with the city of Cairo, with intensive farming in China. An idea of decadence emerges. The contrasts then extend to social and religious barriers, like the favelas facing rich neighbourhoods or the Gaza strip that runs through Palestine. We descend like an angel flying over Mecca, and little by little we return to the place where the documentary started, the Tibetan monks, custodians of a fundamental knowledge for mankind: that of the ephemeral. Uninterested in material goods, they do not hesitate to destroy the Mandala that took them weeks to produce. Dust to dust, but also the awareness that destruction is necessary for a new and better rebirth.
Free admission, upon reservation
On the occasion of the evening screenings, the exhibition is open until 10 pm
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