Jerusalem Hymn


This collaborative audiovisual experience with Opera artist, Ju-eh, builds on the notable English poem Jerusalem by William Blake, a royal hymn also known as And did those feet in ancient time, exploring it in the contemporary context to prove questions around the religious and the political, particularly in relation to the image of Jerusalem in the song translated and performed.

أخطت تلك الأقدام في العصور القديمة فوق جبال انجلترا الخضراء

لن يبقى حسامي نائما في اليد حتى أن نبني القدس في حضن انجلترا، موطن الخضار

​“If there is a linguistics of the image, there is also an ‘iconology of the text’” - W J T Mitchell

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