How to Meditate with Nature

Video referencing the availability of self improvement and quick fix meditations online, inspired by the visual style of software tutorials.
Drawing on Taoist philosophy of unification of the body and mind, I created an environment where the virtual and the real have merged, where sensual experience and internal states are visualized by the objective representations of interface. The virtual world loses its virtuality (or the real one its realness), when we can't contrast them.
William Gibson brings forth an idea of an "infinite cage”, stating that we, as carnate beings, are trapped by the possibility of infinity which cyberspace presents us. In a time of ecological crisis, the interface becomes an illusion of control.

  • Zuzanna Banasińska
    Director
  • Zuza Banasińska
    Writer
  • Zuza Banasińska
    Producer
  • Zuza Banasińska
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 26, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    Poland
  • Country of Filming:
    Poland
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Transmissions Art Festival
    Karlsruhe, Kassel, Warsaw
    Germany
    July 20, 2017
  • Richter Fest
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    August 19, 2017
  • Visions Anima Mundi Festival
    Venice
    Italy
    September 8, 2017
Director - Zuzanna Banasińska