View from the Balcony is an installation and Web project by Hana Iverson. The central motif of the video presentation at the Eldridge Street Synagogue is the gesture of mending. Sewing is a traditional female task, and here acts as a metaphor related to rifts and healing. As female congregants, seated in the balcony, were seperated from the men in the sanctuary below them, so were the immigrants to America seperated from their countries and languages of origin. --->