Projecting Buddha, Multimedia Installation, 2013 30 min loop, 2 synchronous 1920 x 1080 HD signals
Materials: Pedestal 6-ft Long x 3-ft Tall x 3-ft Wide Buddha, plastic, 3-ft Tall x 1.5-ft Wide Projection Apparatus: White painted steel pipe 6-ft Tall HD Projector, 1080P White 32' HD Flat Screen, 1080P One Mac Pro running custom software in MAX/MSP & Jitter
- Year Created: 2013
- Submitted to ArtBase: Tuesday Apr 22nd, 2014
- Original Url: https://vimeo.com/74008948
- Eric.Souther, primary creator
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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.