Locus, Mosque 

2015 | 1 hr 11 min | Moving Image

In a mosque at the edge of a river in Bangladesh, believers come to pray, chant, sleep and discuss the stories and philosophy of Islam amidst the day to day of its upkeep. The film, shot over years of immersive access, gently and humorously details the practicalities, theologies, and mysteries of deeply-felt spiritual lives at their sites of worship. Upending expectations and exoticism by searching for contradictions and complications the detailed works attain a rhythmic lyricism and philosophical insight.

This project was shortlisted for the 2015 Blake Art Prize, Galleries UNSW, UNSW Art & Design

This project screened in the Asia Pacific Triennale 8, QAGOMA (Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art


Writer & Director: Omar A. Chowdhury | Producers: Kate Vinen, Omar A. Chowdhury 

Kate Vinen. Sydney, Australia.
For project enquiries please contact Kate via email.

︎  ︎  ︎  ︎  ︎

I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land I live and work, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. I pay respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.