Tefillin, Ktiv hasar, 2018


Installation and performance
5 paper rolls, each 60cm X 4 meter



'Tefillin, Ktiv hasar' is an interpretation of a daily ritual which take place in the jewish tradition.
A big part of the people which make the Tefillin ceremony are secular Jews.
The five hanging paper rolles represent the five blessing which one say while donning Tefillin.
The text is no more exist, and what left are the Perforated Points (Nikud). In the performance,
Hannes Lingens have interpretade the Nikud with a snare drum to an improvised music piece.



* Tefillin are worn every weekday. This means that on Shabbat, Holidays, and the intermediate days
(chol hamoed), tefillin are not donned.
* It is customary to kiss the tefillin when they are taken out and when they are put back. Care must
be taken that there be nothing intervening between the tefillin and the flesh. Watches should be
removed from the wrist and rings from the fingers. If you have a bandage on the arm or head,
consult a Rabbi as to what to do.
* It is customary that both the blessing and the actual laying of the tefillin be completed standing.
* It is prohibited to enter a bathroom wearing tefillin.
From: www.chabad.org (Laws for Donning Tefillin)



Ktiv hasar niqqud (Hebrew pronunciation: [ktiv ħaˈsaɾ niˈkkud]; Hebrew: כתיב חסר ניקוד‎, literally
"spelling lacking niqqud"), colloquially known as ktiv male (IPA: [ktiv maˈle]; Hebrew: כתיב מלא‎,
literally "full spelling"), are the rules for writing Hebrew without vowel pointers (niqqud)(...) In
vowelled text, the niqqud indicate the correct vowels, but when the niqqud is missing, the text is
difficult to read, and the reader must make use of the context of each word to know the correct
reading. (...) A typical example of a Hebrew text written in ktiv haser is the Torah, read in
synagogues. / From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ktiv_hasar_niqqud

Normaly, Ktiv hasar niqqud would be shortly pronounced: 'Nikud hasar'