Medicine Buddha

Through the “Medicine Buddha” project, I have been exploring the possibility of using a 16mm film installation to address a sense of loss and archive the ephemeral. This project interweaves the Arctic sunlight, Medicine Buddha Sutra, ghosts, an invisible letter. I will utilize 16mm film loops and analog projectors combining traditional and direct filmmaking techniques to explore optical sound, language, and the relationship between space and time. (This project is still a work in progress)


Watch Medicine Buddha Installation Video



Title: Medicine Buddha (experiment version)
Year: 2018-2019
Medium: 16 mm film, analog film projector, vintage onion skin paper
Size: variable


MONO NO AWARE, Steve Cossman, Erica Sheu, and Tzuan Wu.

Medicine Buddha is made possible by Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council