U.G. Krishnamurti – pt1 – paradigm shift
The egoDEATH art assemblage series on the “anti-guru” U.G. Krishnamurti starts here.
Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti (9 July 1918 – 22 March 2007), known as U. G. Krishnamurti, was an Indian man who questioned enlightenment. (Not to be mistaken with the famous Jiddu Krishnamurti.) Although many considered U.G. an “enlightened” person, he often referred to his state of being as the “natural state” – and his enlightenment experience as the “calamity”.
Here egoDEATH films takes a circular route to U.G. first via those who spoke around him, those who went to see him – but also through an assemblage of video and music as it builds up toward the second part. As ever egoDEATH films takes less of a rational path toward its subject, though never less cerebral for it. The aesthetic is that of experiential video, in an attempt to breathe life into the form.
Second part coming soon. As ever constructive comments welcome. (All video and music credited at the end.)