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Dear William
digital video projection, duration 1 minute (loop)

Calendar 2014
Abdul-Rahman Abdullah

‘Calendar’ looks at the relevance of lunar cycles as a common basis of the Islamic, Buddhist and Hindu religious calendars. As a cyclical motif, the moon has represented the passage of time throughout human history, relating the individual experience of observation to a perpetual process. Stigmatised by Christian tradition the moon has become synonymous with the ‘other’, associating lunar activity with base instinct, femininity and the occult. By re-examining the pervasive nature of the moon in an urban environment I intend to open a dialogue that bypasses cultural boundaries, focusing on subjective responses to a universal presence.

'Calendar' was projected onto the northern wall of Perth Mosque, April 12 - May 4 2014.