RED HAIL ...because it never ends
This video installation was created by Eiva Arts Foundation, © 2015
Authors of the theme: Lilit Stepanian, Nelly Barseghyan
Director: Vahan Stepanyan
Composer: Tigran Hamasyan
Producer: Lia Mkhitaryan
The video installation has been created as a result of interaction between children’s photography entitled “Some of Our Little Girls with Their Dolls” taken by Norwegian missionary Bodil Biørn in the Western Armenia in 1910 and a "New Flower" resurrection tagh (solemn hymn originally created by St. Nerses Shnorhali in the 12th) given a fresh and attractively youthful representation of the Armenian sacred music by Tigran Hamasyan created in 2015.
The children in the photography were among the thousands of Armenian children who fell victims to the Armenian Genocide organized by the Ottoman Empire in 1915.
“... Weather born from the game of children is diffused all over the space. The space, where time has stopped, and only infinite music is flowing. The music, that will be heard only when children’s game end. But the game will never end... The frozen memory of children’s unfinished game is as unexpected as hail and as unchangeable as the color of blood flowing in veins...”