GRAVES - SHABBAT
14x122(cm) each 1min loop video
Bezalel Academy (Jerusalem, Israel)
Photo: Sou Matsuzawa
This piece is exhibited together with thevideo called “Shabbat”. The main idea of both works is to capture the essence of the things that I’ve seen and heard while my study in Jerusalem. Graves is inspired by the shapes of Muslim graves. By simplifying the shapes of the graves, it is an attempt to take the essence of the aesthetics in Islamic decoration. On the contrary to the physically long work, Shabbat is a temporarly lengthy work and is a simplification of Shabbat siren from Judaism. Both works have length in two different ways and also has two important elements in Jerusalem, that are Islam and Judaism and those works sustain each other.