Soner Ozenc El Sajjadah 2005

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A Muslim prayer rug ensures that the space for prayer, which Muslims practice five times per day, is kept clean and separate from other activities. Ozenc's El Sajjadah points the praying person in the direction of Mecca, using an embedded compass module linked with electroluminescent printing on its surface; the carpet pattern grows brighter and brighter as it is turned in the correct direction.

Gallery label from Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects, July 24–November 7, 2011 .
Medium
Electroluminescent sheet
Dimensions
27 9/16 x 47 1/4" (70 x 120 cm)
Credit
Talk to Me Exhibition Fund
Object number
779.2011
Department
Architecture and Design

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