Tefillin, Ktiv hasar, 2018

Installation / performance played by Hannes Lingens
paper, Laser cut
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 (Niqqud). In the performance,
Hannes Lingens have interpretade the Niqqud with a snare drum to an improvised music piece.

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: 'Ktiv hasar'