The Worship (2014)
Experimental short film | 2 min | Video
“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.” – Saint Thomas Aquinas
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19-21 September 2014 flEXiff International Film Festival – Opening Night World Premiere – NSW, Australia
1 October 2014 Electric Shorts 11, Melbourne Fringe Festival – VIC, Australia
19-21 November 2014 Hidden Rooms: Venice International video art, experimental dance and performance festival – Venice, Italy
29-30 November 2014 Wordless International Film Festival – NSW, Australia
25-28 Oct 2015 Liquid Cities NYC, International Video Art Limousine Festival & XY Atelier Contemporary Art Gallery “Fluidity” exhibition – Manhattan, NY, USA
21 Jan–12 Mar 2016 Pixels of Identities “The Body Language”, Bogotá BAC Gallery, International Art Expo – Bogotá , Columbia
I had been searching for the essence and the mysteries of faith when, while in Palermo, Sicily. I happened to come across what for me was a mystifying ritual:
Two women in fervent prayer prostrating, bending and crossing themselves in front of a crucifix in a Greek Byzantin e Christian church in the heart of Palermo. An enigmatic theatrical liturgy, that is still elusive.The video seeks to elicit in the viewer a sense of wonder, curiosity and the role of the sacred in a secular world.
Josie Wadelton, 2014
Filmed by Josie Wadelton at the Church of Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio and the streets of Palermo, Sicily, May 2013
Edited & produced in collaboration with Katrina Mathers