Projecting Buddha, Multimedia Installation, 2013–2017
30 min loop, 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.
This version of Projection Buddha was installed at the Museum of Art for the show The Model of the World in Zhang zhou, China. See catalog of show here.
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