Friday, June 5, 2015

Obedience

Very impressive to see this...so go and check it out today.

Obedience

"Second Life's Bryn Oh, Jo Ellsmore and Rose Borchovski team with acclaimed film director Peter Greenaway for the special exhibition "Obedience," held in both Second Life and the Jewish Museum Berlin. Interact with the museum attendees at the physical installation in this exhibit, held through September 13"

The story of forefather Abraham, who is willing to obey God’s command and sacrifice his son, is one of the most puzzling passages of the Bible. In the three monotheistic religions, it is among the most significant and most popular stories and among the first that were ever depicted. The text that is handed down in Judaism as the “Binding of Isaac” to this day still raises questions that are answered differently by the three religions.
British film director Peter Greenaway and multimedia artist Saskia Boddeke understand the sacrifice of Isaac as a human drama. Which is stronger – God’s command or the love of a father? And where can the modern subject be found between the priorities of obedience and trust?
Taking these questions as their starting point, Boddeke and Greenaway have developed a coherent artistic scenario that approaches the biblical narrative subjectively, deconstructs it, and refocuses the constituent parts to create an emotionally tangible scenario.