Religiously motivated through praying’s and mantra, certain Syrian Islamic cults take part in radical ritual, which transmute the human mind to reach levels of stimuli so extreme they descend into a state of trance. This 5 – 8 channel video installation presents the rhythm and lead up to spiritual ascetic in order to approach God.
Witnessing such extreme practice, I was driven to document 3 performances at three locations in Syria before the start of the Syrian conflict.
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