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exonemo ASCII sutra-transcribing performance 2016

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Published on Feb 29, 2016

exonemo ASCII sutra-transcribing performance 2016
ASCII "写経" パフォーマンス by exonemo 2016

at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
February 14th 2016

Using original software, letters in ASCII art are spoken one by one.
オリジナル・ソフトウェアにより、アスキーアートを一文字づつ読み上げ

The code is transcribed using the human body.
身体を通じて、現実世界に書き取っていく“写経”パフォーマンス

The selected letters consist of the buddhist sutra named "Hannya Shingyo".
構成する文字は仏教の経典である「般若心経」からの文字を使用

Paper and pens are given to participants to transcribe with.
参加者全員にも紙と筆記用具が配られ、集団での写経体験となった

Transcribing the deconstructed sutra that computer generates continues for 30 minutes.
コンピュータの生成した意味を持たない経典を、ひたすら書き取る修行は30分間続いた

Credit

Transcribe Performer:
Yae Akaiwa (exonemo)

Software developer:
Kensuke Sembo (exonemo)

Program director:
Takashi Sawa

Cooporation:
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum

Special thanks:
Every ASCII sutra writers

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