single channel video sound
In 2100, 88 years from now, a future history is recovered. A city called Ursulimum is the first reference to Jerusalem in ancient Egyptian records dating to 1330 BCE. This work is an underground odyssey of a deep maze under the old city of Jerusalem.
A boy-probe comes face to face with archetypal magnetic force fields, radiating glittering pantheons and excavations under The Temple Mount in the old city, walking in the unknown. Exploring history, memory and fantasy.
The second Temple was destroyed in the year 70 CE. Supposedly an unknown past is recovered, an unknown hole in time. A third temple which is known to never have been built is possibly found underground. The Temple Mount, known in Hebrew (and in Judaism) as Har haBáyith and in Arabic (and in Islam) as the Haram Ash-Sharif (Arabic: al-haram al-quds ash-sharif, Noble Sanctuary), is one of the most important religious sites in the Old City of Jerusalem. It has been used as a religious site for thousands of years. At least four religions are known to have used the Temple Mount: Judaism, Christianity, Roman paganism, and Islam. It is believed to be the Bellybutton of the world, traditionally where the creation of the world began from the Foundation Stone at the peak of the mountain. Later on, the Holy of Holies – the core and heart of the First and Second Temple – were built around the Foundation Stone. It has been the object of the most sought after and coveted location for sacrifice and worship for the four religions over history. Jerusalem has been destroyed, besieged, attacked, captured and recaptured recurrently. New conquers built new streets on top of the former resulting in layers that accumulated over time and formed a huge buried maze, a buried city. Large portions of the past are still undiscovered and excavations are continuously carried. The Mount Temple is a politically explosive compound and a subject of continual territorial and religious conflict.
Director/director of photography/editor/sound designer/post production by Ran Slavin
Cast: Yonathan Gilad
Also with sounds by Sinu Spiral/ERH, Than Van Nispen, Herbert Boland, Kim Burgess,
Fectoper, Dyenstikker, Gy2hor, Cormi, Suonho, R.Humphries, Rodcencko, Poised to Glitch.
Sound Mastering Miguel Carvalhais
Supported by The New Fund for Cinema and Television