Members of the Naqshbandi Haqqani Sufi order often "stamp the earth with the name of God" (Werbner, 1996), meaning they sacralize, through the performance of salat (prayer), otherwise secular spaces. In this case, the space is a half-empty parking lot on highway E-5 from Sevilla to Madrid.
Exhibited at the Shared Sacred Project at the University of Cambridge.
Multimedia Project (TBD)
Rhythms of sounds and bodily movement align in ecstatic moments of Faan'a, the Sufi concept of the elimination of ego in the love of god.
(2018) A 14-min ethnographic documentary about the zikr, the continuous chanting of the 99 names of God in Sufism.
Master-disciple relationship, a link in a chain that connects contemporary Sufis to the Prophet.
Speculations on Islamic Sonic-Aeolic Cosmotechnics
How can South Asian Sufism exist in a contemporary European context? I'm creating a possible answer to this question with Pakistani immigrants in Barcelona.
Arte Vital (en español)
Images and videos
Arte Vital is an ongoing artistic collaboration with dancer and Gestalt therapist Faust Espejel. These are a series of videos and photos of various ceremonies and rituals involving life and death, taking place in Barcelona and in the surrounding territories.
Photo essay & short video
Exploration of the relationship between embodied practices like dancing, and spiritual pursuits in/out of western modernity in "spirituality" festivals in northern Spain.
Photo essay & sound recordings
A portraiture series and sound recordings of interviews done with Punjabi farmers living in the small rural town of Odemira, in the south of Portugal, done in collaboration with photographer Kat Puchowska.
A selection of my travel photographs.