hella real jewish ritual

FLOORED is an installation piece based on the alenu liturgy, found at the end of every jewish prayer service

as they read the text, viewers are provoked to perform a full prostration in front of the 12 foot high column

gotta get good for the total boss give size to the head shaper who didn’t make us like those earth bodies didn’t name us like those dirt clans didn’t place our field like them or our luck like their whole hum when they bow down to fog and vacuum fall to a helpless god we are overwhelmed floored and leveled facing the mover of movers of movers the firefocused manifested one who spreads the metaphysical and thickens the material their glow lives in the waters beyond their daring occupies looming heights who is our power nothingness beyond truth does it to us its other is zero like its lit up code: you’ll know what time it is and spiral into your craving because what is the powers in the water there over the top and over the material world from under nothingness beyond that’s why we funnel toward you our therepower to see the rush in your glam boldness to pass shitspins away from this world so the idols get fully felled to rearrange spacetime by fertile queenship so all meatkids callout in your thereness to face all physical maliciousnesses toward you all the multiverse sitters get it and know that every knee bends to you and every tongue swears by you floored and razed by your face what is our power to give glow to your heavy name they all get your monarchic weight to superpush them in a thrust beyond spacetime because momentum is yours and you swing massive through unknowable worlds like your code lights up:what presses toward worlds and ever it’s decided what shoots above total matter in that timesea what is is one nameplace one

עָלֵינוּ לְשַׁבֵּחַ לַאֲדון הַכּל לָתֵת גְּדֻלָּה לְיוצֵר בְּרֵאשִׁית שֶׁלּא עָשנוּ כְּגויֵי הָאֲרָצות וְלא שמָנוּ כְּמִשְׁפְּחות הָאֲדָמָה שֶׁלּא שם חֶלְקֵנוּ כָּהֶם וְגורָלֵנוּ כְּכָל הֲמונָם שֶׁהֵם מִשְׁתַּחֲוִים לְהֶבֶל וְרִיק וּמִתְפַּלְלִים אֶל אֵל לא יושִׁיעַ וַאֲנַחְנוּ כּורְעִים וּמִשְׁתַּחֲוִים וּמודִים לִפְנֵי מֶלֶךְ מַלְכֵי הַמְּלָכִים הַקָּדושׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא שֶׁהוּא נוטֶה שָׁמַיִם וְיוסֵד אָרֶץ וּמושַׁב יְקָרו בַּשָּׁמַיִם מִמַּעַל וּשְׁכִינַת עֻזּו בְּגָבְהֵי מְרומִים הוּא אֱלהֵינוּ אֵין עוד אֱמֶת מַלְכֵּנוּ אֶפֶס זוּלָתו כַּכָּתוּב בְּתורָתו וְיָדַעְתָּ הַיּום וַהֲשֵׁבתָ אֶל לְבָבֶךָ כִּי ה' הוּא הָאֱלהִים בַּשָּׁמַיִם מִמַּעַל וְעַל הָאָרֶץ מִתָּחַת אֵין עוד עַל כֵּן נְקַוֶּה לְּךָ ה' אֱלהֵינוּ לִרְאות מְהֵרָה בְּתִפְאֶרֶת עֻזֶּךָ לְהַעֲבִיר גִּלּוּלִים מִן הָאָרֶץ וְהָאֱלִילִים כָּרות יִכָּרֵתוּן לְתַקֵּן עולָם בְּמַלְכוּת שַׁדַּי וְכָל בְּנֵי בָשר יִקְרְאוּ בִשְׁמֶךָ לְהַפְנות אֵלֶיךָ כָּל רִשְׁעֵי אָרֶץ יַכִּירוּ וְיֵדְעוּ כָּל יושְׁבֵי תֵבֵל כִּי לְךָ תִּכְרַע כָּל בֶּרֶךְ תִּשָּׁבַע כָּל לָשׁון לְפָנֶיךָ ה' אֱלהֵינוּ יִכְרְעוּ וְיִפּלוּ וְלִכְבוד שִׁמְךָ יְקָר יִתֵּנוּ וִיקַבְּלוּ כֻלָּם אֶת על מַלְכוּתֶךָ וְתִמְלךְ עֲלֵיהֶם מְהֵרָה לְעולָם וָעֶד כִּי הַמַּלְכוּת שֶׁלְּךָ הִיא וּלְעולְמֵי עַד תִּמְלךְ בְּכָבוד כַּכָּתוּב בְּתורָתֶךָ ה' יִמְלךְ לְעולָם וָעֶד וְנֶאֱמַר וְהָיָה ה' לְמֶלֶךְ עַל כָּל הָאָרֶץ בַּיּום הַהוּא יִהְיֶה ה' אֶחָד וּשְׁמו אֶחָד

FLOORED was developed and presented at laba bay, a laboratory for jewish culture

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directed by david israel katz, foreignfire brings to life jewish biblical and liturgical narratives in multidisciplinary works, combining text, voice, movement, installation and video since 2017.

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