Scout 1 Vibrachrome print on Aluminum. 2018. 30”x50”.

Scout 1
Vibrachrome print on Aluminum. 2018.
30”x50”.

Sighting #4
Vibrachrome print on Aluminum. 2018.
36”x 48”.

SPACEMOSQUE

“If all your prayers were answered, would it change the world, or just yours?” - Unknown

In the near past, a global phenomenon occurred which has since been erased from our memories. Due to the arrival of a strange vessel from the future, a Spiritual Machine from outer space, each human being on the planet got one prayer answered every 24 hours. The Vessel was a spiritually conscious spaceship, energy station and a prayer gateway. Its divine algorithms and foresight technology determined the selection of prayers it chose to answer. The ship was led by a man from the future named Captain Imam. Our findings show that he and his crew had no control over the vessel’s spiritual functionality.

In the phenomenons early days, the vessel, to many, resembled a Mosque-like shape . And so it was dubbed SpaceMosque by the media. However it was really called The Miraj Mission. We later learned that the vessel uniquely manifested itself depending on the personal biases of the individual witnessing it.

During it’s time here, the Miraj Mission answered billions of prayers. Our reality changed overnight. The impact of this arrival led to both miracles as well as tragedies. Greed and morality were at constant war, and prayer eventually became the de facto global currency.

Then one day (date unknown), the vessel vanished. Along with it, any memory of its existence, except for a few remnants of glitched stories and artifacts scattered around the globe. We do not know the reason for the vessel’s departure, but our findings reveal that global riots due to the commoditization of prayers may have led to it. A popular theory among researchers of the phenomenon is that perhaps enough people on the planet prayed for it to go away and all to be forgotten. Or Perhaps it was just a divine experiment of some kind.

This exhibition is the first time that some of these artifacts and discoveries are being shared with the world. Most of the findings in this exhibit have been retrieved from sources in Pakistan and Egypt. More data from Europe and the Americas is emerging every day. We invite you to decipher this forgotten era with us.


SpaceTime
Collaborators: Narcy (Yassin Alsalman) with Tamara Abdul Hadi, Roï Saade

A.N.G.E.L.S. 1
Collaboration with Adam Rodgers

A.N.G.E.L.S. 2
Collaboration with Adam Rodgers

The Prayer Catcher
Architectural Collaborators:
Ferda Kolatan with Hart Marlow, Amir Ashtiani and Brendan Wetzel

A.N.G.E.L.S. HANDS
Collaboration with Adam Rodgers

Hovering Minaret

Artifacts from The Vessel
Architectural Collaborators:
Ferda Kolatan with Hart Marlow, Amir Ashtiani, AliReza Kabiri, Zhenyu Wang, Lili Zhang