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.

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.