Ima

HD Video
TRT 10:53
2011
Ima is a life-size projection of an 11-minute, uncut recording of a mother and child as they pray on the women’s side, the considerably smaller portion, of the Western Wall. The sound of male voices singing the Jewish Shema, the Islamic Al-Adhan, and the Christian Litany is superimposed over the video. As the intensity of prayer increases, the three-layered audio track doubles, triples, and quadruples over itself until it finally cuts out, removing the religious cultural forms, leaving viewer silently watching a single moment between mother and child.