Prayer Is More Important Than Sleep

2010, video

9:22

In this video, the McCoys film the sound and images of the morning call to prayer through their bedroom window on the 37th floor of their apartment building. In this call to prayer, called Fajr, usually at around 5 a.m., listeners are advised (and often aided) to begin their day with prayer. Part of the prayer is the assertion that "prayer is more important than sleep".


Exhibition History

ABU DHABI IS LOVE FOREVER: THE WORKS OF JENNIFER AND KEVIN MCCOY, 2012, Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley, Troy, NY

ABU DHABI IS LOVE FOREVER, 2011, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY