Call for Submissions: Wills Creek Exhibition: Being Sentient/ Sentient Being
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“We are all alone in our perceptions of the world. At the same time, we are profoundly connected, both with other humans, and all sentient beings. In Western thought, sentient beings are understood as all living beings that have the capacity for pleasure and pain. This is closely related to the Buddhist view of sentience as a quality shared by all creatures who are subject to illusion, suffering, and death. Both of these perspectives center on the notion of compassion – or one’s ability to feel and care for others.
This exhibition is intended to bring together diverse artistic reflections on this complex and ever more important discourse. We invite artists to consider how as “human” sentient beings, we express this awareness of “ourselves” in relation to “others” in a work of art – be it other humans, other living creatures, or even nature itself, the very complex of forces that makes sentience possible. We welcome traditional media, as well as installation, video, kinetic, sound, and performance art.”