Buddha on Speed

Duration 2’05”

 

We see a pole with a box on top by a busy road. In Belgium these poles are immediately identified as speed traps: drivers reduce speed as soon as they see them.

In this speed trap there is no camera, but a Buddha. Whenever a car goes by, the shutters on the box close. So Buddha doesn’t show himself to the world. Maybe he should, as the example of supreme consciousness that he is.

Does Buddha use the box with shutters as an aid to remain concentrated? Does he seclude himself in order to criticize our hectic society?

 

 

 

Other works with rolling shutters:
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Closes or Open House