SAND STORM & LAWRENCE TREE, 2013
Original Score: Isaac Shushan
This video was shot in October 2012 in Wadi Rum, Jordan, an area populated by Bedouin tribes. Known as The Valley of the Moon by its local inhabitants, Wadi Rum likely derives its name from the Aramaic expression for ‘high’ or ‘elevated’. In the West, Wadi Rum is probably best known due to its ties to British officer Thomas Edward Lawrence – better known as Lawrence of Arabia – who lived in the area during the Arab Revolt of
1916–1918. Lawrence’s first book, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, is named after the mountains surrounding the Wadi. Alongside Lawrence of Arabia, the work’s title also references a famous painting by Georgia O'Keeffe, The Lawrence Tree (1929), which depicts a nocturnal landscape with a tree in the New Mexico desert (O’Keefe’s painting was named after British author D. H. Lawrence). The work is complemented by an original soundtrack composed by Isaac Shoshan, which gives it its inner voice.
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