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digital poetry, video/animation





Inspired by the poem "Journey Home" composed by the noted Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore, combined with my writing, "Inner Shrine" reveals the emotional and spiritual journey in searching of one's soul. To find the inward space of one's own—the home of the heart, one has to experience life to the fullest. It is the most intricate encounter that wanderers have to undertake, through which they discover the essence of their existence and the answer for who we are.



Production countries: USA, Canada, Japan





Sardinia Film Festival — IX International Short Film Award, Cineclub Sassari, Italy

Traverse Vidéo, Les Abattoirs Museum (Musée des Abattoirs), Toulouse, France

16th International Film Festival ZOOM — ZBLIŻENIA 2013, Jelenia Gora, Poland

10th Athens Digital Art Festival, Athens, Greece

10th Video Art Festival Miden, Kalamata, Greece

8th International Streaming Festival, Het Nutshuis, The Hague, The Netherlands

2nd International Istanbul Triennale, Taksim Republic Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

FILE 2014—Electronic Language International Festival, FIESP Cultural Center – Ruth Cardoso, Sao Paulo, Brazil

CologneOFF VII: Mexico—International Videoart Festival, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Xochimilco, Mexico City

CologneOFF VII: Art & the City—International Videoart Festival, CologneOFF Riga, Latvia

The 3rd Chinese Women Artists Video Art Festival, Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro, Mexico

1st International Motion Festival, European University Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

Jetlag—Sino-German Multimedia Contemporary Art Exhibition, Kunsthalle Faust, Germany

Festival de Arte Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain

danubeVIDEOARTfestival, Stadtkino Grein Theater, Grein, Austria

NAA Festival 2012, EsferaNegra and Pelouro da Cultura de Barcelos, Portugal

Lightworks, International Film, Sound, and New Media Festival, Grimsby, United Kingdom

FONLAD Digital Arts Festival, IC Zero Assn., Videolab Project, and Cooperative Castles Theatre, Coimbra, Portugal

MTV: Momentum Technology Video Film Festival, Institute for Women and Art, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

Close Encounters, Gallery 51, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, USA

INSTA: International Show and Tell Annual Media Festival, University of Tennessee, USA

LAMPS Film Festival, New Media Department, University of Lethbridge, Canada

XII Festival International de la Imagen, Cultural and Convention Center Teatro Fundadores, Manizales, Colombia

Visible Verse Festival, Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver, Canada

Shorty Film Festival, cInéMAGINE, Lethbridge, Canada

Galeria Sment, Barcelos, Portugal



Inner Shrine


The time and path that my journey takes are long.


I came out on the chariot of the first gleam of light, and pursued my voyage

through the wilderness of worlds leaving my track on many a star and planet.


It is the most distant course that comes nearest to oneself,

and that experience is the most intricate which leads to the utter simplicity of a tune.


The travelers have to knock at every alien door to come to their own,

and in the end, one has to wander through all the outer worlds to reach the innermost shrine.


The eternal moments travel through channels of light;

never can one grasp the mere feelings nested close to the heart.


I am.



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