Eric Souther

Video, Code, New Media Art

Projecting Buddha, Multimedia Installation, 2013

30 min loop, 2 synchronous 1920 x 1080 HD signals


The Buddha is comprised and confronted with one thousand videos of himself. He gazes knowingly upon his western existence online, and he searches for himself among the masses. One video at a time is selected from the collection and is projected upon the Buddha figure. Does the video define Buddha?, or is Buddha lost to the multiplicities of meaning? A conflict arises between  timeless wisdom and the impermanence of an icon consumed by modern technology.

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