NIKOLAJ BENDIX SKYUM LARSEN
Satellite - In the Footsteps of the Prophets (2007), green neon tubes, speakers, soundtrack, 200cm x 200cm x 200cm
'Satellite - In The Footsteps of the Prophets' is an audio sculpture, omitting a fluorescent green aura, suspended from the high ceiling of an old hammam. The satellite alluding structure is made from light and speakers normally seen on the minarets of Mosques. Larsen reflects on the satellite as an instrument of observation and communication while also noting its significance for surveillance - our dependence today on the satellite as well as its extensive use for military purposes especially to spy on any terrorist activity. Sounds recorded during his residency at Al-Ma’mal unveil voices of opposing opinions, played out as an aural collage backdrop of civil unrest and spiritual chanting. The sculpture was installed at The Mamluk Hammam el Ein, in the Old City of Jerusalem for the first edition of 'The Jerusalem Show'.