Bardo (click x top right to reveal video)

The labyrinthian catacombs of all journeys;  

an endless hoard of archetypal units of overproduction and consumption,  

from plunder of natural resources, energy, and souls. 

Skin encapsulated egos stacked to the sky. 

Their ghosts in the machine, asleep at the wheel, self-driven to oblivion.  

The final transition of a home into a tomb. 

 

According to the Bardo ThodolTheTibetan Book of The Dead, both life and death are a continuous flow of uncertain transitions called Bardos’. For the Bardo of death, the deceased is kept at home for 49 days, and read texts from the Thodol tofacilitate the transition to the next life. Only when their mind no longer recognises its own nature can they move on to the next life.

Materials: Charcoal on paper.