12 monks from the Gaden Jangtse Monastery in India are visiting from April 11-15
During their stay at Union, they will construct a “Sand Mandala of Wisdom” in the Nott Memorial which will be broadcast live via the web.
A video installation, Nanomandala will also be on exhibit through April 24 on the first floor in the Nott Memorial, in conjunction with the visit . The installation is through the black curtain behind the podium.
Nanomandala was created by UCLA artist Victoria Vesna and UCLA nanotechnologist James Gimzewski, based on a mandala created by monks from the Gaden Lhopa Khangtsen monastery in India. The artists note that the purposeful arrangement of individual atoms bears some resemblance to the methods monks use to laboriously create sand images -- particle by particle.
For more info, see victoriavesna.com/nano/mandala/