The crew behind Bodhi Theater talks The whats, whys & hows Of their projectTime Out #Bodhi_AterJune 14, 2019
What happens when Buddhism is reinterpreted through the eyes of millennials?
Bodhi Theater is the answer.
“Everyone is constantly asking why people don’t go to temples nowadays.
And I think that’s because humans always develop and change, but temples have stayed the same,” says Thawatchai “Au” Saengthamchai, the project manager.
Because of this, I want to change the way Buddhism is seen.
I want to strip away the out-of-date surface but keep the core of the religion that holds the universal truth.
Bodhi Theater tells the story of the “Jayamangala Gatha,” the Buddhist chant about the triumph of Buddha against eight adversities (ignorance, madness, rage, indulgence, accusation, deception, menace and pride).
The exhibition, which uses visual projection technology to create spatial augmented reality, has transformed the sacred vihara of Wat Suthi Wararam into an immersive art experience, allowing visitors a better understanding of Buddhism but in a more modern way.
The crew has designed characters to represent each adversity.
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