Derek Dadian-Smith

108 Koans

various media (series, MFA thesis)

image: Koan No. 36: Vacuum Reach

108 Koans occurred over a period of time that I devoted to maintaining a “beginner's mind.” During that time, 108 evidences of this practice were produced. These are the koans. They are events, observations, sounds, interventions, texts, images, scripts, objects, rearrangements, etc.—experiments in recontextualization that attempt to remind people of the ability they have to recontextualize their everyday.