Traces

Traces
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‘Traces’ delves into the intent behind prevalent Buddhist philosophy and those powerful icons emblematic of its teachings, questioning this growing belief system through three shorts. A coin drops into a slot to trigger a montage of rolling hills in harmony with the silhouetted contours of the great Po Lin Buddha. The alchemy of stark colours and symbols enable meditative contemplation, yet tone alters as viewer find themselves physically guided inside a mysterious hall, onlookers to ceremonial chanting. Momentum hastens as images of Buddhist paraphernalia offered in exchange for inner peace and security accompanies a subdued, sonorous tempo.

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