2020 Johannesburg, ZA

Brixton Mosque

Choreography, performance, ritual. A minaret made of light appears only at 5 times in the day.

About

Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar. 5 times a day. The church bells used to clang too, 9 o clock Sundays. A cacophony. A melody. A new set of harmonies. Sunrise. Sunset. The conversion of an old Dutch reformed church into a mosque. A minaret made of light appears only at 5 times in the day.

On Fridays the new street edge is animated. Children climb. Traders trade. People meet. A form emerges, a geometric merge between the old church arches and new parabolic orders, new and old dreamers, wishes, worshippers from two religions and times – the architectures pray together – reveal and conceal, hide and seek, and past, present, future.

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Notes

  • Categories
    Building, Choreography,
  • Collaborators:

    Brixton community, Amina Kaskar

  • Geography:

    Brixton, Johannesburg South Africa