Amzrou Synagogue Interior, Series II, No. I, 2009

Amzrou Synagogue Interior, Series II, No. 1, 2009 (excerpt) Running Time: 2:09 minutes / HD / colour This video explores a perspective of the interior of a synagogue in Amzrou, a kasbah in southern Morocco. Camera: Sylvia Safdie Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie Audio: Silent          thousands of particles dance in a … Read More

Amzrou Synagogue Interior, Series II, No. II, 2009

Amzrou Synagogue Interior, Series II, No. 2, 2009 (excerpt) Running Time: 1:57 minutes / HD / colour This video explores a perspective of the interior of a synagogue in Amzrou, a kasbah in southern Morocco. Camera: Sylvia Safdie Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie Audio: Silent          thousands of particles dance in a … Read More

Dust, 2009

Dust, 2009 (excerpt) Running time: 4:50 minutes / HD / colour Dust, light, and a wall are the elements in this video. The location is an abandoned synagogue in Amzrou, a kasbah in southern Morocco. Camera: Sylvia Safdie Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie Audio: Silent          black as ash         … Read More

The Guardian, 2009

The Guardian, 2009 (excerpt) Running time: 3:26 minutes / HD / colour In this diptych, Mbark, the caretaker, stands in the interior of an abandoned synagogue in Amzrou, a kasbah in southern Morocco. His recitations of the names of the Jewish families who used to live in the area act as markers to a community … Read More

Morning, 2009

Morning, 2009 (excerpt) Running time: 1:33 minutes / HD / colour In the distance of a dark long tunneled Kasbah road we see an opening with light – the silhouette of a woman with a child on her back emptying a pail of water appears from light and disappears into light. Location: The entrance to … Read More

Wall: A Triptych, 2009

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 … Read More

Dust and Light, 2009

Dust and Light, 2009 (excerpt) Running time: continuous loop / HD / colour Dust illuminated by light floats in space. Location: an abandoned synagogue in Amzrou, a kasbah in southern Morocco. Camera: Sylvia Safdie Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie Audio: Silent Pise, the traditional material used in the buildings of the area is as … Read More

Marrakech: Jewish Cemetery, 2009

Marrakech: Jewish Cemetery, 2009 Running time: 18:08 minutes / HD / black & white This triptych is a meditation of the Jewish cemetery in Marrakech. Camera: Sylvia Safdie Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie Audio Design: Patrick Andrew Boivin

Adib Hammad, 2009

Adib Hammad, 2009 (excerpt) Running time: 5:25 minutes / HD / colour A portrait of Abdib Hamad, a seventy-four-year-old imam in his home in the mellah, in the old Jewish quarter in Tagadirt, a small village in southern Morocco. Camera: Sylvia Safdie Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie Audio mix: Patrick Andrew Boivin During my … Read More

Fragment No. 3, 2009

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 … Read More

Prayers, 2009

Prayers, 2009 (excerpt) Running time: 7:13 minutes / HD / colour The relationship between sound and place is explored in the synagogue of Oufran, southern Morocco. The audio consists of Muslim prayers recorded while filming the synagogue, and of Jewish prayers recorded in Moulain Ighir, Morocco, in November 2009. Camera: Sylvia Safdie Editing: Patrick Andrew … Read More

Figures and Grounds II, 2009

Figures and Grounds II, 2009 (excerpt) Running time: 5:31 minutes / HD / colour Earth and oil are used as a foundation both as material for painting and as a metaphor for transformation. Painting: Sylvia Safdie Camera: Sylvia Safdie Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Brigitte Dajczer, Sylvia Safdie Audio: Silent NOTE: In 1996 I started using … Read More

Figures and Grounds III, 2009

Figures and Grounds III, 2009 (excerpt) Running time: 7:03 minutes / HD / colour Earth and oil are used as a foundation both as material for painting and as a metaphor for transformation. Painting: Sylvia Safdie Camera: Sylvia Safdie Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Brigitte Dajczer, Sylvia Safdie Audio: Silent NOTE: In 1996 I started using … Read More

Head IV, 2009

Head IV, 2009 Running time: 5:20 / HD / black & white In this self portrait, head, shadows and water come together in a work on transformation and meditation. Camera: Sylvia Safdie Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie