PITAKA is the name given to the robot inscribing the Goryeo Tripitaka into plastic panels. Beyond the apparent robot/machine the nature of PITAKA, the inscription medium becomes a personified icon of catechumen, a seeker of truth. PITAKA’s performance produces a new form of manuscript for the Buddhist scripture, and by doing so, processes and transforms the symbolic aura of the historical relic Tripitaka into another medium.
This work uses the digital data provided by the Research Institute of Tripitaka Koreana.
© Transmedia Lab (Taiyun Kim, Earl Park, Sookhyun Yang, Jihyun Yoon)
@ Asia Culture Center Creation Space 2 (The Circle), Gwangju, South Korea