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Audio and Projected Photography

Clay produced a number of audio pieces for the historic round reading room used for this exhibition.

Visitors were ushered along a curved corridor to the start of the exhibition with the sound of Hajj pilgrims alongside them, and the Islamic call to prayer in the distance.

Arriving at the start of the exhibition, visitors were presented with a projection of stunning photography accompanied by quotations that help introduce the significance of Hajj. Projected onto black at a large scale, the black and white photography has a powerful, almost magical, quality that helps reinforce the deeply spiritual nature of the Hajj.

Towards the end of the exhibition journey, in a more contemplative space that included contemporary art works, Clay edited together a sequence of excerpts of interviews with contemporary pilgrims. Their voices and personal stories helped communicate the deeply spiritual and emotional nature of a Hajji’s journey.

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