The Ineffable, 2004

 

In Jewish tradition, text is living and words have power. According to Jewish mystics, correctly uttering the seventy-two-part unspeakable name of God can animate a golem. Be warned - it is also said to cause immediate death in an impure speaker. The correct pronunciation of this ancient name is lost. In "The Ineffable," animate Hebrew letters and vowels struggle to reconstruct this name, but only in the close presence of humans viewing their effort.


"The Ineffable" juxtaposes the ancient with the modern and questions the relationship between religion and science.

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Eitan Mendelowitz