אינשאללה / so gott will / inşallah / انشاالله
"if god wills" or "god willing" is an expression of humbleness and devotion reflecting the belief that the metaphysical may always surpass all human will. used by Jews, Muslims and Christians it illustrates the historical connection between these three religions, albeit their differential ideological development.
this series tries to highlight said differences by taking a closer look at how religion is exercised in various places of worship, while not only looking at religion itself, but rather asking ourselves the question what it means to be united in faith and united in fatalism.
keeping an eye out
Tel Aviv - Jaffa, 2015
no cars on Shabbat
Torah lessons and prayers at the Western Wall: some pupils seem to be bored, some of them to be in deep thoughts. however, noone is disrupting the awed atmosphere.
father and son at Souq Al Qattanin
SO GOTT WILL
nobody speaks. Care is taken to leave enough space for your neighbor. a place of silent reflection.
Basiliek van Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Ten-hemelopneming, Maastricht, 2018
nun on a tricycle
earthquake-damaged church, Kos, 2017
Holy Jesus & Money
Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, 2018
light & darkness
maranjab desert, Kashan, 2017
insights of a holy shrine near Kashan, iran. here, religion takes place in a collective frame: kids are playing catch, the elderlies are drinking cay, some are sleeping, some are praying. it's a site of social interaction.
aran va bidgol, Isfahan Province, 2017
süleymaniye mosque, Istanbul, 2017