Zikr: A Sufi Revival

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This piece is housed at New Frontier at Kimball Art Center and is open to credential holders.

Understanding Sufism, by its very nature, is experiential. It is a commonly misunderstood branch of Islam that is often typecast as esoteric, mystical, and far outside of mainstream practices. But in many Muslim countries, Sufism is deeply bound to national heritage and other artistic outlets. Zikr enables four people at a time to experience Sufism much as practitioners do in Tunisia and, together, participate in ecstatic music rituals and encounter new spiritual possibilities.

YEAR 2018

SECTION NF VR Experience

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 17 min

LANGUAGE English and Arabic

COMPANY Sensorium

WEBSITE http://www.sensorium.works

PHONE (202) 315-8805

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Gabo Arora

Gabo Arora is a multi-award-winning immersive artist, filmmaker, and humanitarian. His work was heralded by the Los Angeles Times as “game-changing," and it has been exhibited at festivals, museums, and forums around the world, including the White House, MoMA, and the World Economic Forum.


John Fitzgerald

John Fitzgerald is an award-winning filmmaker and artist who co-founded the experiential studio Sensorium. He is also a visiting scholar at the MIT Media Lab‘s Center for Advanced Urbanism and an alumnus of NEW INC.


Matthew Niederhauser

Matthew Niederhauser is an award-winning photojournalist, filmmaker, and technologist who co-founded the experiential studio Sensorium. He is also a visiting scholar at the MIT Media Lab’s Center for Advanced Urbanism and alumnus of NEW INC.