Thursday, March 5, 2015

Gehorsam / Obedience for the Jewish Museum in Berlin

Abraham and baby Isaac
I am currently working with Peter Greenaway, Saskia Boddeke, Jo Ellsmere and others on an elaborate project that will run simultaneously in our virtual world and at the physical space of the Jewish museum in Berlin.  The virtual element will allow visitors to the museum to have the ability to navigate  a modernized version I have created for the tale of Abraham and his son Isaac.   Jo and I are working feverishly on a LEA donated region for this event.  There is an opportunity for you (or your children) to be within the (rl) work as well.  Please read the release below for information.
 
     We are creating an immersive installation called Gehorsam /Obedience for the Jewish Museum in Berlin opening on the 21th of May. 
The subject is the Akeda, The Sacrifice of Isaac.
The intention is to create an exhibition to demonstrate and deconstruct the meanings of the Akeda - an event shared by three religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
The main character in our story line is Isaac / Ishmael, the sacrifice.
The introduction of our installation will be a mosaic of hopefully hundreds of children and young adults proclaiming to camera that they are Isaac or Ishmael: 
The innocent child that has the right to be protected. Today we have started a campaign on social media to collect as many as possible I’m Isaac video clips.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYq5qBPIoeE

We are looking for young adults and teenagers to join in.
Are you an Isaac or an Ishmael?
Do you know an Isaac or an Ishmael?
Do you feel you are an Isaac or an Ishmael?
That you have the right to be protected!
That you deserve a future in a world without wars!
Please send us your video clip.

 We would like to assemble as many as possible different languages, use your own language: German, Dutch, Spanish, Japanese, Danish, Arabic, etc

 Instructions:
- A video in landscape format, use your mobile phone, I pad or any other device.
- Make sure that your face is not too dark.
- Make sure that it’s not too noisy around you.
- Look straight into camera for about 10 seconds, without speaking.
- Then you speak straight into camera:
  “I’m Isaac” or “I’m Ishmael”
   (in your own language).
- Wait another 10 seconds and give us your best smile.

Please send your clip to:
Isaac@luperpediafoundation.com
File too big?
https://www.wetransfer.com
(for free)
By sending in your video clip you give us the permission to use it for this art installation.

Thank you
Saskia Boddeke & Peter Greenaway
 
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