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Land Art Marche is an artistic project created by Fulvio Chimento at Ashram Joytinat in Corinaldo (Italy), that in 2016 hosted the Third Paradise performance by Michelangelo Pistoletto, also thanks to the involvement of Raffaele Quattrone, a Pistoletto Foundation “ambassador”. In 2017 the curator invited the sculptor T-Yong Chung, born in South Korea in 1977 and living in Italy since 2002. T-Yong Chung currently lives and works in Milan. The location hosting the project is Ashram Joytinat, a Vedic community founded in 2006 by Indian Master Swami Joythimayananda spreading principles inspired by Yoga and Ayurveda. The aim of the project is to create an artwork that is able to dialogue with the landscape and to integrate itself into the spiritual dimension of the place. T-Yong Chung created a sound installation that predisposes the visitor to a listening state of the (interior and exterior) Self generating a totalizing artistic experience.

Bungalow Mantra is the artwork you have installed in a really beautiful landscape between the Marche hills. What is the relationship between your work and the place?

I have created an installation consisting mainly of a wooden structure that in its simplicity refers to a bungalow that is a traditional modest size home in India. The material used for the installation is a raw found locally wood, while the roof covering is obtained by the use of dried wigs (Sorgum vulgare), a plant used also in the covering of huts in the pre –Roman age. The work was placed on a hill overlooking the Ashram Joytinat, in an area that is cyclically used for cereal cultivation. Inside the wooden structure I highlighted my iPhone spreading a low-volume live recording created in the Yoga room of the Ashram: 26 minutes of mantra sung by the students of the Joytinat School.

Venerable Lama Thubten Wangchen visiting Bungalow Mantra by T-yong Chung, Ashram Joytinat (AN), 2017