Assembly: Performing the materiality of Muslim prayer spaces

Marsh, J. 2018. Assembly: Performing the materiality of Muslim prayer spaces. Scene. 6 (2), pp. 133-151. https://doi.org/10.1386/scene_00014_1

Title Assembly: Performing the materiality of Muslim prayer spaces
TypeJournal article
AuthorsMarsh, J.
Abstract

This article reflects on the significance and impact of Assembly, a site-specific research project made and exhibited in Birmingham Central Mosque, Brick Lane Mosque and Old Kent Road Mosque from 2016 to 2020. Assembly provided an opportunity for Muslims and non-Muslims to experience Jumu’ah prayer first- hand via the site performances, which temporarily dissolved the religious/social boundaries of each mosque. Each performance highlighted the differences and relations between each site, furthering ideas of performativity in Muslim prayer spaces. This article summarizes the impact reported by each mosque community as well as reflecting upon the relationships built within the wider community.

Keywordssite-specific performance representation Islamic sites collaboration moving image artist fieldwork
JournalScene
Journal citation6 (2), pp. 133-151
ISSN2044-3714
Year2018
PublisherIntellect
Accepted author manuscript
File Access Level
Open (open metadata and files)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1386/scene_00014_1
Publication dates
Published in print01 Dec 2018
Published26 May 2020

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