Wall: A Triptych, 2009 (excerpt)
Running time: 6:37 minutes / HD / colour

Light reveals and conceals. In this triptych, a light patch travels through time on the wall of an abandoned synagogue in Amzrou, a kasbah in southern Morocco. The original sequence in real time is 22 minutes. For this triptych, it has been divided into 3 sections enabling the viewer to experience it in the past, present and future.

Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
Audio: Silent

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.