Sacred & Profane Festival

 

Peaks Island, 5 November 2017

 

Sacred and Profane is an art/performance/community event that takes place annually on the Saturday after the Harvest Moon on Peaks Island, off the coast of Maine, in a WWII bunker. Buddhas on Death Row sailed to this special one-day event with a dear friend Silas.

The environment fitted Moyo’s vision of a gritty exhibit space: broken glass, bottle caps, wrappers, graffiti.
The Buddhas - including powerful new works entitled Full Moon at the Ganga (Peace Procession), Itinerary, and For Forgiveness — shone in the dark. Per Moyo's guidance, the show was to be explored with flashlights:
When I’m meditating, the guards will often illuminate my cell with their flashlights.

The intense installation also involved Silas sitting for four straight hours in meditation, in friendship and solidarity, in the bunker room.

The exhibit journal recorded the vibes of those who shared the day with us, including:
Grateful you shared your struggle with us,
Much love + more respect, and
This was pretty groovy.

Thanks to Silas and Marques for the powerful pictures.

 

Buddhas at Sacred & Profane
Buddhas at Sacred & Profane
Buddhas at Sacred & Profane
Buddhas at Sacred & Profane
Buddhas at Sacred & Profane
Buddhas at Sacred & Profane
Buddhas at Sacred & Profane
Buddhas at Sacred & Profane
Buddhas at Sacred & Profane
Buddhas at Sacred & Profane
Buddhas at Sacred & Profane