PRAYERS OF A MOTHER PRAYERS OF A MOTHER
1999
5 channel digital video installation
Single channel stereo sound
14 minutes
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Prayers of a mother deals with family relationships, religion and changing social roles. It is based on a video interview of Murphy's mother. The installation consists of five video projections and one audio track. The central projection is an edited sequence of a close up of her mother's hands holding her prayer books and rosary beads. The viewer hears the sound of the mother's voice, expressing her prayers and hopes for her children through the Catholic faith. The four remaining projections are of Murphy's seven siblings and herself reacting to their mother's words.