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Joanna found in Burj Khalifa a resonance with the Tower of Babel. Both were overwhelming architectural conceptions demanding a massive workforce who like worker bees crawling over it day and night. Something about the dullness of the windowless exterior and its megalithic monumental stature sewed the seeds that grew into this piece. Both towers were the products of a determined, ambitious nation that was seeking to dominate the sky—the landscape, the horizon: God’s world. The tower uses a wide variety of sources to create an imaginary account of the story of Tower of Babel including the Bible, the Mishnah and the Qur’an. The tale follows its inception, construction and ultimate destruction.
from notes by Signum Classics © 2020