30 MORE | “When I was there, a man took off his shoes, walked in, and began to quietly pray.” – Paradise Has Many Gates – Vanier Park – Vancouver – Unceded Coast Salish Territory

The person praying in the Mihrab, The Prayer Niche pointing towards Makkah, is…

Me !

I had fasted the first of my intended six additional optional fasts after Ramadan, during the month of Shawwal, and this was my Maghrib, my post-sunset prayer.

“PARADISE HAS MANY GATES”

Saudi artist Ajlan Gharem’s installation for the Vancouver Biennale.

When I was there, a man took off his shoes, walked in, and began to quietly pray.

Its use and materials underscore issues of exclusion and surveillance.

Zaikir.Wav

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