Projecting Buddha, Multimedia Installation, 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 project is an reconfiguration of my Projecting Buddha piece in 2013, as a clear homage to Nam June Paik's TV Buddha work, I feel it is appropriate for every new Buddha to become a new piece.
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