A Prayer of PW20/LW



2001, DVD video, sound, 6 min.

Interaction of moves of the programmed machines with the sound of traditional buddhist sutra chanting.
PW20/LW is a robot built for an automobile industry. Its goal is a car body painting.
The machines are produced by Nashi-Fujikoshi corp. in Toyama.
Sound of chanting Sutra in front of Buddha Amide was recorded at Nishi Hongwanji, central temple of the Buddhist sect Shin in Kyoto.

"Features":
Mechanical repeating of pre-programmed prayers.
Cybernetically ritualized moves of motors.
Industrialization of religious behavior.
Idolatry of technological processes.
Increasing of number of images causes their diminution.
Appearing to disappearance.
Everything exposes Nothing.



prayer