Aspiraciones is the beginning of a series in which Vadi-Samvadi is the second step. The grammar of Indian music suggests a micro-interval in a cinematic space-time. Various ideas converged here: the camera obscura (it turns into a white cube, the sunlight covers the scene); the steam engine, and by extension, all machines, including the cinematographer; a self-portrait; synesthesia (the transformation of aural sensations into optical reverberations); and finally, the yantra, a diagram to accompany the meditation that it represents: “the reason and the ego, the mind, the senses and the elements of material energy which are the basis of its forms. These are all mechanical, a complex engine of nature […] yantra” (Sri Aurobindo).
The original of Vadi-Samvadi, made in September 1976, was lost in the mail in 1979. We filmed a new version, similar to the first, in 1981.