And Did Those Feet

TOM BOGAERT

In this installation, 35mm slide photographs are projected onto vacuum packed slices of Siniora chicken luncheon. The photos depict the 1970’s rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

A soundtrack features the band’s cover of the hymn Jerusalem. This was originally written as a poem – by William Blake. It describes a Second Coming, and the foundation of a New Jerusalem built on peace, tranquility and love.

Siniora chicken luncheon is an icon of 1970’s Palestine. For a generation, it is synonymous with Jerusalem, and the rose-colored slices of processed meat.

Listen here.

Commissioned by Al-Hoash Gallery (Jerusalem) for the exhibition “And Did Those Feet” in June 2012.

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