Conversations Over Circles


How can walking reconnect us to land?

Conversations over Circles
4 hour performance
Choral arrangement created with Isenberg’s voice in a 70′ abandoned silo
2-channel video and sound installation looped
2020

Conversations: Over Circles is the first in a series of performances by the Sobia Ahmad and Monroe Isenberg. Their collaborative body of work explores a shared interest in their Islamic and Jewish mystical traditions and ways of knowing. Through contemplative repetition, they create reimagined rituals that approach a communion with the invisible. The artists believe these silent conversations are pathways towards (re)connection and intimacy with land and place. As they walk and enter into dream-like states that tune their consciousness and perception, they activate their relationship with each other and the ground.

– video excerpt and installation below –

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