The Order of Revelation: 1-5

  • Lab
    • Autre / Other
  • Production year 2015
  • Production format 16 mm
  • Screening format 16 mm
  • Duration 15′
  • The Order of Revelation: 1-5

  • a Film
  • by Anna Kipervaser
  • Description (english) THE ORDER OF REVELATION is a long-form multipart silent 16mm experimental film translating the Quran from Arabic to Visual, in the order in which it was revealed rather than the order in which it was canonized. The film reclaims the Visual as a Language and challenges prioritization of semantic meaning in translation in favor of considerations such as form fidelity. The structure expands with each chapter, accounting for the development of language while adhering to the rules of the recitation of the Quran. Before the Quran was canonized, it was transmitted orally through recitation, thus, the medium of translation is Kodak 3378E, orthochromatic sound recording film. THE ORDER OF REVELATION: 1-5 is a translation of the first 5 chapters of the 114 that make up the Quran.
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