*projects at 18fps.
**this is a digital screener of the 16mm print of THE ORDER OF REVELATION: 23-30. For preview purposes only.
THE ORDER OF REVELATION is a long-form multipart silent 16mm experimental film project translating the Quran from Arabic to Visual, in the order in which it was revealed rather than the order in which it was canonized. The film reclaims the Visual as a Language and challenges prioritization of semantic meaning in translation in favor of considerations such as form fidelity. The structure expands with each chapter, accounting for the development of language while adhering to the rules of the recitation of the Quran. Before the Quran was canonized, it was transmitted orally through recitation, thus, the medium of translation is Kodak 3378E, orthochromatic sound recording film. Much like several chapters of the Quran are often recited publicly - rather than the whole book, so too different sections of the film are screened separately and in various groupings. THE ORDER OF REVELATION: 23-30 is a translation of chapters 23-30 of the 114 that make up the Quran.
THE ORDER OF REVELATION: 23-30, Silent (28:00)