Search Engine Vision "Buddha", Single Channel Video, 2012
4min 57sec, 1920 x 1080 HD
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. A conflict between timeless wisdom and the impermanence of a hollow vessel consumed by modern technology.
The first one thousand videos while searching "Buddha" on YouTube are downloaded and organized in a grid with After Effects. The output is then mapped onto a 3D model of Buddha and a 2 dimensional plane in MAX/MSP and Jitter via OpenGL objects. Programmed camera movements and positions of the objects are recorded in real-time.