Wall: A Triptych, 2009 (excerpt)
Running time: 6:37 minutes / HD / colour
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, the footage has has been divided into three sections, enabling the viewer to experience the past, present and future at the same time.
Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
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.