Johanna Householder and b.h. Yael, 2005
Video length 7:45 min
Aramaic and Chinese, with English subtitles
Verbatim recreates the opening scene of Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, with shot-for-shot faithfulness. Our strategy is to open up the question about accuracy versus interpretation, a tactic that Gibson used to ensure that the Christian audiences, for whom it was made, would approach The Passion with proper, uncritical reverence.
Verbatim was installed as a video projection at the Fleishman Gallery.
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