Antarābhava: Existence in interval
In this work in progress, Kinnari Vora explores humanity's relationship to death. Inspired by the Bardo philosophy - the state of intermediate existence between lives on earth in Tibetan Buddhism, her family’s traditions and rituals, and contrasted by the fear, denial and chaos related to death in modern society, she intends to study the topic using her most natural state: through the medium of traditional Indian and contemporary dance and performance art.
“Let us deprive death of its strangeness, let us frequent it, let us get used to it; let us have nothing more common in mind than death….we so not know where death awaits us so let us wait for it everywhere. A man who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave.”
-The Tibetan book of living and dying by Sogyal Rinpoche