MexIndex - free database of experimental visual arts and image works by  Irish artists

The Salmon Leapt Toward Babel

Basil Al-Rawi

Description

The Salmon Leapt Toward Babel combines archive photographs taken by the artist as a child in Jordan with 8mm and 16mm film footage taken in his hometown of Leixlip, Co. Kildare. Using vignettes of memories voiced by the artist in Irish and Arab, the film explores memory and identity.

Details
Title

The Salmon Leapt Toward Babel

Year

2020

Creator

Basil Al-Rawi

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Short

Genre

Experimental, abstract, nature

Subject

Memory; identity

Language

Arabic; Irish; English subtitles

Duration

11:45:00

Original format

Film16mm; film 8mm/Super8mm

Aspect ratio

16:9

Colour

Colour

Sound

Sound

Rights

Basil Al-Rawi

Artist website

https://www.basilalrawi.com/

Link to work

https://vimeo.com/446751487/2f30e7ea43