Guillermo de la Rosa Michelena
Light For Freedom | Trailer (2017)
Light For Freedom is a guided journey through live performance, music and painting, towards an understanding of the recent and recurring Tibetan self-immolations. Prominent Tibetan artists, activists and allies from the global diaspora are brought together in Toronto, Canada, to create an immersive theatrical experience that acknowledges these acts of resistance. Light For Freedom was a originally a live event which was also filmed and released as this short film.
Bureau Of Power And Light
Into A World Of Sleeping Beings
MECHANICAL-LIFE-BEING (MLB) REPORT #1 Reflections on General Maintenance & Cultivation of the Light Seed By Ray Anderson & Thomni Sambota [excerpt] "This process of experiencing inner "glimpses" will inevitably engender a questioning of the status quo of the accepted state of the MLB, the beginning of a sort of mistrust of the hitherto acceptance of the preprogramming, a mistrust of this 'apparatus of life-navigation', that there is a possibility of something else, that perhaps there is more to 'life' and that this mode of functioning that the MLB took for granted up to this point is now suspect. Sensing this to be the case but not knowing what it means and not knowing what this something else might be creates the beginning of a separation of sorts where the MLB begins to accumulate energy around an 'observing force', an inner observer that starts to watch the workings of the MLB rather than simply identifying with its preprogramming and functioning in its usual mechanical way. This is described as the First Conscious Shock whereby the MLB initiates a diversion from it's programming, the beginning of 'volition' and the beginning of a 'magnetic centre', a node that exists outside of and independent of the MLBs preprogramming. This is the beginning of what will become, if the MLB persists in its efforts, a Third Force." www.bureauofpowerandlight.com
Bureau Of Power And Light
MECHANICAL-LIFE-BEING REPORT #1 Reflections on General Maintenance & Cultivation of the Light Seed By Thomni Sambota & Ray Anderson [excerpt] "In order to populate the planet with MLBs, tiny seed pods were scattered from numerous aircrafts over large portions of the planet. These seed pods lay dormant until being activated in the Final Fires that engulfed the world. As the planet began to cool, the seedpods would sprout and grow into Mechanic-Life-Beings, ready to function in their pre-programmed way. "The Final Fires Of The Apocalypse trigger the light seed into action. As it vibrates with life, it sets the red germ and the white germ into motion, creating a solid spherical ‘body’ that gradually surrounds, encloses the light seed. The red and the white shell now evolves into a more complex apparatus that eventually bifurcates into a bipedal mechanical being, increasingly muffling the vibrations of the light seed within a many-layered hard shell. There it will remain until a body is established as a suitable infrastructure for a Light Body to grow and feed on." www.bureauofpowerandlight.com