Shells 1

Shells 1

 Shells 2

Shells 2

 Untitled 1

Untitled 1

 
 
 Untitled 2

Untitled 2

 
 

In the series Shells I observe the local Israeli space, with its ethos and narrative, collective symbolism and cultural codes.
In Shells 1, the images of eucalyptus trees were taken in Israel's "Ilanot" arboretum; a botanic garden for acclimatization of plans. The site was formed in the early days of the state of Israel and run by the Jewish National Fund and was used as an area in which plants imported from around the globe were planted, in order to test their suitability for the country's climate.
The three remaining works connect concrete experience and memory, visuals and semiotics. They refer to a kibbutz in the Jordan Valley, where I lived for a short period of time. Shells 2 Depicts an assemblage of a building complex that includes
a ceremony area, a commemorative space and a library, opposite the Kibbutz's amphitheater. Untitled 1 is a photograph of the communal dining hall at the kibbutz, and Untitled 2 is a photograph of an assemblage that consists of concrete and paper elements which recall the brutalist architecture commonly found in kibbutz landscapes. This work is a product of a collaborative process with Noa Schwartz Lev Har, my partner for the duo-exhibition in which these works were shown for the first time. ('Backup Plan', Feinberg Projects Gallery, 3.2015).
2015