elevare per impeto violento
solo show at Raccoon Project / exhibition space curated by Margot Cuevas
‘But if even a flicker of thought intrudes, you kill chaos to give it a name!
- The king of the north was called Quick, the king of the south was called Impulsive and the king of the middle was called Chaos. Quick and Impulsive used to meet in the kingdom of Chaos, who offered them generous hospitality. Then they consulted each other about how they could repay his kindness and thought of a pleasant surprise. “All men have seven openings to see, hear, eat and breathe. Only Chaos has none. Let’s make some holes for him.
They began to drill holes in Chaos’ head, one hole a day. But on the seventh day Chaos was dead.
- The ruler of the South Sea had the name Rapidity. The ruler of the northern sea had the name Sudden. The ruler of the center had the name of Indistinction. Rapidity and Sudden had met one day in the country of Indistinction, which had treated them with great kindness. Rapidity and Sudden wanted to repay the welcome and said: ”Man has seven orifices which serve him to see, to hear, to breathe and to eat. Indistinction has none. Let’s try to make holes in him.”
They set to work and made one hole a day. On the seventh day Indistinction dies.
(Extract from Hakuin e i caotici sette de Zhuangzi, Francesco Fonte Basso, Aikido, magazine of the traditional Japanese culture association Aikkikai from Italy).