Fragment No. 3, 2009 (excerpt)
Running time: continuous loop / HD / colour
Fragments from a Hebraic bible were found on the ground of the synagogue in Tagadirt, located in a small village in southern Morocco. Fragment I, II & III are designed as continuous loops and can be shown individually or together in the same space.
Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Brigitte Dajczer, Sylvia Safdie
Sometimes, something buried reveals itself,
Clearly, silently, motionlessly; then it disappears.
Stones are dust,
Life is breath.
Note: The subject of the Moroccan series concerns the Jewish Berbers of southern Morocco who lived there for 2500 years. The work is a poetic evocation of a place and marks the dispersion of a society from its home, its place of origin. It is the result of research, interviews and several trips that I made to southern Morocco, starting in 1981 that culminated in a series of videos, photographs and drawings.