Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
The project “Reaction” investigates the response of various participants as they listen to the sounds of Christian, Jewish and Muslim prayers. The act was conducted in the heart of Jerusalem, a place which compose the essence of inter-religious existence.
The outcome is a series of vertical “video portraits” preforming identical soundtrack, depicting the various recipient’s reactions. The complete portrait composition enhances the gap between each of the subject matter’s body language and their relations with the various played audios.
The ethnic and religious background of the participants: Jews, Christians, Muslims or people of mixed religious background, is not accessible to the viewers and thus allow a wide range of interpretations.
Dafna Tal is a visual artist working with photography, video and sound. She lives in Israel and works in Israel and abroad.
Tal is a Photography studies graduate of the School of TheInternational Centre of Photography (ICP), New York (2006). After graduating she participated in a Jewish-Arab seminar for photography and literature at The Naggar School of Art, Jerusalem (2008). She then obtained The European Diploma in Cultural Project Management from the The Association Marcel Hicter in Finland, Cyprus and Greece (2009).
Tal's artworks are regularly exhibited in various international art venues and Festivals.
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