The installation is conceived as a library – an experiment to capture the essence of a place. A place not only for acquiring knowledge but for experiencing a remote and diverse culture. An opportunity to take a glimpse at the kaleidoscopical moments of this extraordinary city. Here one can find time and space – specific situations, moments, languages, traditions and sounds spread around the garden under the tree of the Ayumi Gallery.
Using QR scans visitors are invited to unveil and experience a fraction of the city and its intangible qualities: from smells of plants, to local sounds, spoken stories and rituals. The map of Jerusalem is scaled into the garden letting each GR reveal a site specific moment in time according to each real location: moments from the east are situated in the east side of the garden, moments from the west will be found in the west.
The Ayumi Gallery garden is transformed into a living dome of cultural richness. The typical Jerusalem dome (appearing 2048 times only in the Old-City of Jerusalem) is reinterpreted: from a solid dome it becomes an ephemeral one, built from a series of poles creating its distinct silhouette. Its pole represents the abundance of colours, situations and stories the city carries.