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This photograph is taken inside the Forest of Steles Museum in Xi’an, China. The history of the collection begins in the Tang dynasty when various emperors began to order copies of famous works of literature to be engraved on stone, partly for preservation and security, because works on paper could easily be lost or destroyed.
How does language define culture? What does it mean to strip meaning from language? The art of Xu Bing raises these stirring questions. Globally known for his contemporary and dynamic style, the renowned Chinese artist made a special appearance at the Asian Art Museum to talk about influences on his art, specifically his works since 2008.
Ann Dyer mines the exhibition, Yoga: The Art of Transformation, to create a sensory performance that calls on the power of voice, word and sound expressed in yoga philosophies and texts throughout the ages.
Dyer, Director of the Vak Choir of "everyday" voices, finds inspiration in the vast array of usages of sound that span the yoga tradition — including Vedic mantra, Tantric bija mantras, kirtan, naada yoga, sanskrit, and the roots of classical Indian music — to create contemporary works that reconnect participants and audience alike with the innate power of sound as a tool of transformation.