The Hour of Prayer is a short tale about attachment and death shown in four simultaneous projections.

It is based on the artist's own life and tells the story of death entering a house and of the process of dealing with grief. These events begin in New York during a winter storm in January and end in Benin, West Africa, eleven months later. Ahtila is a visual artist and film maker who describes her films as 'human dramas', and combines the objectivity of a documentary maker with the imaginary visualisations of a psychologist.


The artist.

National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 3NP
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Opening times

Tues – Sun & most Bank Holiday Mondays 10am – 5pm (Galleries close 4.45pm) Closed 24 – 26 Dec, 1 Jan

Exhibitions at National Museum Cardiff

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