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Passover Projections

Passover Projections-Slaves To Memory is an interactive video projection that superimposes the viewer onto the scene of Cecil B. DeMille’s spectacular movie The Ten Commandments where the Jews take flight from slavery through the miraculous parting of the Red Sea. This installation enacts the Passover injunction to consider yourself as if you were a slave in Egypt who is being liberated from Mitzrayim (which literally means narrow spaces).

This video interaction illuminates the humanist ideal, (via a humourous reference to pop culture) that all of us are morally enjoined to empathize with the oppressed. The Passover holiday commemorates our going forth from slavery into freedom, but also reminds us that we should never become entirely removed from the subject position of the slave. So step into the action and become a genuine Hollywood slave…