07:03 min / sound
Ayelet Carmi & Meirav Heiman, Israel
In a cultural female activism, a sphere, governed by feminine time, is created. Four women, each occupying a static frame on a screen split into 4, filmed in one shot, chant exhaling, and count inhaling, in native- Hebrew, Arabic, Amharic and English, while moving in a circular, difficult motion, with the movement of a large metal wheel, completing 49 cycles before their frame goes dark. A chaotic harmonious symphony is created. The scene is located in an old hothouse, and the accompanying music is a reference to the music of Ancient Greece’ spheres. The work refers to a Jewish ancient tradition, the “Omer Count” a 49 day count from the harvest of barley to the harvest of wheat. Women were not to be trusted with this important task. Sphere recovers women’s voice and time gains its relativity.