How does your soul move?
It's not a movement that we, as humans, can observe physically.
Is it a movement in time? Or space? Or both?
Movement within or around your body?
Translucent Soul is a modern metaphor for the travelling soul.
A soul was, is and will be waiting.
Three periods. A whole cycle. A Pyramid with three periods or, rather,
Three sides. In which you can see through or cannot see at all.
We see because of light, break it, and it allows selective colouring. Block it, and it's dark.
Isn't that also a reflection of ourselves? Humans and their souls.
Breaking open a soul can lead to a pulse.
That trigger is essential to the soul as it leads it around. Block it, and you prevent someone's journey.
I wanted to create spatial work that can or cannot be seen.
To admire or ignore an image and then to see it again, differently. It is Essentially creating a metaphor of a moving soul.
This research started personal, religiously and philosophically. How the death of a family member changes your perspective of life. That's when you notice the soul gives the body its colour.
In Islam, the soul (Al-Ruh) primarily refers to the breath of life blown into a living creature by God, which departs the physical body when you die.
As a Muslim, it's essential to note that I do not aim to showcase a soul but only its metaphoric journey.
About Josef Ali