1983, 8:30 min, color, sound

Arriving at its epilogue text through elegantly precise visualizations, Amida initiates Reeves' formal poetic strategies. A quote from Tozan that concludes the tape announces Reeves' concept of visual poetry: "It is difficult to hear with the ears; but when we hear it with the eyes, then we know it!" With edits like line breaks and camera moves like dream flight, Amida reveals spiritual emanations in a series of highly concrete images and moments that treat poetry as a form of revelation. States Reeves, "Amida deals with the cycles of existence, with the fact that everything comes into being, is sustained for a while, diminishes, and dies away." The title refers to the Buddha of compassion and light.