Based Upon and Bebox
A SPACE FOR STILLNESS IN THE CITY
> Based Upon has joined with old friends Bebox to create an immersive space for stillness in the city.
> Following Based Upon’s first immersive installation, Breath, which presented five monolithic artworks breathing in harmony, Based Upon has worked with Bebox to create a new sanctuary for meditation. The space envelops 1-3 visitors at a time in an audio-visual experience, guiding them through a transformative 20 minute meditation. The experience works with nature, new technology and ancient truths, to lead visitors to a cessation of mind and into the present moment.
‘For us, stillness is the ultimate luxury, when the mind stops and we can rest in the silence. With Bebox, we are aiming to offer a place where we can go inside ourselves, exploring what really drives and distracts us, outside of the noise of the city’.
– Ian Abell, Based Upon
> Within the cave-like space is Inis Oirr III, Based Upon’s monolithic stone and bronze artwork. The artwork was born of a journey to Inis Oirr, the smallest and most eastern of three Aran Islands – it oscillates with light, honouring movements and rhythms of the natural landscape. Within Inis Oirr’s ancient limestone topography, Based Upon gathered physical casts, film, photography and 3D data scans, working with these traces and a meditation practice to create the breathing sculpture.