GrabmalInstallation, Video Art
Video installation 2004 together with Artist Gülcan Turan, Exhibition “Right on time”
Frankfurt Dom Museum, Germany
Grabmal in German or Ma’am in arabic is a holy grave for a holy person, people visit the grave to pray and wish things for themselves and their relatives or friends, what interests me that many people believes that the dead guy still has the power and the connection to god, and his grave is a communication access point. Consequently، I decided to imitate this symbol (the grave) in the exhibition hall in frankfort dom-church and projected a sufi dancers video in the background walls to put the viewers on the same situation and see how it would affect the inspectors. It’s another experiment of mixing both western and eastern cultures.
Imagine the exhibition situation of a church with a muslim holy grave inside and a sufi music and islamic sound coming out of it.
The Grabmal Project has been exhibited within the “Right On Time” group exhibition in the Dommuseum, Domplatz 14, 60311 Frankfurt, Germany 2004
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