In a cabinet exhibition the museum shows a sound installation by Talya Feldman. In it, the artist deals with the attack on the synagogue in Halle on October 9, 2019.
On October 9, 2019, the highest Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, an armed right-wing extremist attempted to force his way into the synagogue in Halle. When the attacker failed to breach the door by force, he shot down a woman outside and, sometime later, a customer in a nearby kebab shop.
After Halle investigates the trauma of survival and the after-effects of what could have turned into a mass murder. Talya Feldman’s ten-channel sound installation orchestrates the voices of ten of the attack’s survivors, including her own. Visitors can hear the melodies sung that day following the end of the religious service. The name given to these songs, which are for the most part without lyrics, is “nigunim”; they are often sung at religious gatherings and embody a collective spiritual and religious experience. In the installation, each voice is assigned its own loudspeaker, the outer casing of which bears visual reference to the ethical code of triage.
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