artist: Dafna Shalom
DVD still 11x14 archival digital print. Song of the Sea (Shirat Hayam) DVD 3:18 minutes "Song of the Sea" is a victory psalm describing the parting of the Red Sea and the drowning of Pharaoh's army. The video shows close-up footage of hands reading the "Song of the Sea" in Braille on a white page. The fingers absorbing the Braille letters that determine the pace of the reading. For the viewer, this reading appears as a horizontal voyage on a white page, fingers tracking abstract symbols, white on white. The Adani (Yemenite) singing mode of the prayer accompanies the text.
Completed in: 2004
11 x 14 inches
Near or in New York, NY / United States
Photograph 20 x 13 inches