Friday, November 14, 2008


Formless from Pang Sern Yong on Vimeo.

Form is emptiness and emptiness is form.
Form is not emptiness and emptiness is not form.
- Heart Sutra.

The film above is a 2-minute assignment I have to do as part of my studies in university. We had to utilise a certain film theory called Eisenstein Montage to make a 2-minute video, and the above video is titled 'Formless', inspired by the idea of emptiness in Buddhism. So how do you think the film approaches the Buddhist theme of emptiness?


- Shi Xiong


Anonymous said...

Thanks Shi Xiong for relating it to the heart sutra.

In my humble opinion, it means that whatever we see may not be the truth and everything is empty, full of our emotions, in fact, dellusions.

By understanding the sentence, it teaches one not to be too attached to something and to let go. Once one is able to see understand the true meaning and practice it, he/she will enjoy happiness.


Xiong said...

Hi ty

Thank you for your comment! Your opinion is exactly my sentiments with the story. Thank you for your comment, appreciate it. By the way you are?