Stella/Yu Zhang

I was listening to sutras on the afternoon of April 26th

Class of: 2024

Major: Fashion Design BFA

Medium: Video

Faculty: Frank Holliday

Prompt: The assignment for this project was to create a one-minute film about camera movement.

I am not a Buddhist but I like to listen to the sutras when I’m in a bad mood. The  lm contains a certain metaphorical visual language, which followed the concept of hair in Buddhism, that the hair represents worries. The story could be summarized as a process of cutting hair, which symbolizes the untangling of my worries while listening to the sutras. What I want to convey through this  lm is the feeling I had when I was listening to the sutras and the vibe of it. The kind of gradually became cleared, indescribable vibe of relaxation, peace and calm. I hope that the energy I got during the process of listening to the sutras can be passed on to every audience.