The artist writes the word 'ah' in black ink on water. This syllable is a sacred sound in many religions around the world, found in Allah, amen, Amitabha, ah om and alleluia. The voices of a group of people from various religious backgrounds are heard chanting 'Ah', which creates vibrations in the water and dissolves the physical form of the letters. This work aspires to awaken an inner sense of spirituality.
This project was part of Sharjah Biennial 11
Black-and-white video with sound
5 minutes, 14 seconds
Photo by Jamal Shanavas
This publication takes as its starting point Yuko Hasegawa’s curatorial concept for Sharjah Biennial 11: Re:Emerge – Towards a New Cultural Cartography and March Meeting 2013.