Video, 16:20 min
The revolving movement of layered matter undergoing a transformation is shot from above. Knafeh follows the almost painterly process of preparing an Arab sweetmeat that is loved throughout the Middle East.
By carefully observing the beautifully slow process, simple components, skilled and elegant movements, and the camera’s composition, harmony simmers before your eyes. The mandala-like cake is then sliced and served. The portions of luscious land-like plots leave the frame given invisible hands with plates and forks. The tray is left empty in the center of the abandoned scene.