THE BARDO PARLOR

The Bardo Parlor is an experience where sensory isolation provides an opportunity for meditation, personal reflection, and spiritual growth through a ritual of performance and technology.

The Bardo Journal 2012 User Experiences

The Bardo Journal
2012 User Experiences

The Bardo Parlor
2012 DevArt Performance Installation

The word Bardo is a Tibetan term describing the intermediate state between the end of this life and the rebirth of a new existence. The term parlor was used to describe the center of the house where funeral rites were performed in the late 19th century.

Upon death, consciousness leaves the physical body and sets forth on a passage towards rebirth. To the recently deceased, a text is read out loud as a guide towards liberation from the transitional state and into rebirth.