2015 | The Church of the Holly Sepulcher, Jerusalem | Duration: 8 min 19 sec.loop > Edition of 7+2AP
SURFACE juxtaposes the reverence and sensual devotion expressed by the faithful towards the Stone of Unction, with its context and materialism. The Stone of Unction is believed to be the place on which the body of Jesus was laid after being taken down from the cross to be prepared for burial. Pilgrims kneel before the stone which is infused with his holiness, and caress it, believing that by touching the stone, placing objects on it,
and wiping it with cloths, its sanctity may be transferred to that which touches it.
Editing: Nira Pereg | Filming: Ziv Berkovich | Sound design : Nati Zeidenstadt | Post: Tal Korjak