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The Space Between Action and It's Shadow

32 m longs deep inner courtyard, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem

2023

The Space Between Action and It's Shadow
The Space Between Action and It's Shadow
The Space Between Action and It's Shadow
The Space Between Action and It's Shadow

photographer Daniel Hanoch

The Space Between Action and It's Shadow
The Space Between Action and It's Shadow

Sundial video

6 Thin hand sculpted surfaces placed above Galvanized iron rib seatings. Threaded onto Galvanized iron profile, placed on Galvanized iron pipe legs

The Space Between Action and It's Shadow

 

Since September, through and between the months of the birds migration, I have been observing Hula Lake through cameras broadcasting live by the reserve. My interest in the place was piqued when I learned that part of the lake is a 'peat bog'. Peat soil has unique soft tissue preservation properties. The observation served me as a mechanism translating time into medium. The works in the exhibition doesn't try to capture a single moment like photography. They are an urge to sculpt time. Stolen time lost time. Sculpt til ripples take up volume in air.

 

I watched the way the place experiences the changes that occur to it, between flocks visits, changing with time and whether. Place with qualities of hospitality. The birds there have no shadow, on the standing water. They are guests, visiting for a fleeting moment, almost still. I examined the surface of the water, the reflection. I looked at the possibility of existing without the burden of being. On the space between action and it’s shadow.

 

I felt depths on the stagnant water's surface. I imagined the depths of the bog. Body preserved while moving, fixed through countless living moments. Like the loneliness of the long-distance runner, the consciousness of the work floats somewhere between the bottom and the crust of the bog. At a point between reflection and movement to a complete stop.

Hebrew text

Observation

Hula Lake 

2023

Observation Hula Lake
Observation Hula Lake
Observation Hula Lake
Observation Hula Lake
Observation Hula Lake
Observation Hula Lake
Observation Hula Lake
Observation Hula Lake

Part of a series of photographs captured throughout cameras placed in Hula Lake reserve in Israel. 

Young Antiques

Wall size 116x732x16 cm, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem

2022

Young Antiques

photographer Anton Sverdlov

Young Antiques
Young Antiques
Young Antiques
Young Antiques
Young Antiques
Young Antiques
Young Antiques
Young Antiques
Young Antiques
Young Antiques

11 Hand sculpted skin like animals gently placed on concrete molds  

Romantic entrance in its determination. The upper body of the visitors was added to the Line of works when moving around the long half wall. It referred to the height of the window sill. The various heights of the sculptures and the spaces between them gave a musical feel, like a line of notes. 

11 thin skin sculptures. Reliefs with backs or fossils pulled from the ground, having a clear statement of back and front. Intense delicacy and density of textures in contrast to rough backs and charged empty space. The sculptures are in-between the naturalness of something found, whilst the bottom cut of the sculptures seem to declare the creation of man. Man's ambition to represent a thing.

Trace Maps

Series of drawingscarbon paper on treated cotton fabric, 88x133 cm each

2021

Trace Maps
Trace Maps
Trace Maps
Trace Maps
Trace Maps

Carrousel

pencil and carbon paper on treated cotton fabric, 100x73 cm 

2020

Markings of burnet forests, Like a map of someplace familiar. Each image in the composition stands by itself as if it's a monument or a coordinate from a treasure map. They are desert dry, warm toned and harsh. Lacking the shade that a tree should provide. Shadow is a stamp of presence, a trace. It is absent from those drawings.

Carrusel

Carrusel

Pencil and carbon paper on treated cotton fabric, 100x73 cm

2020

Untitled x2

carbon paper on treated cotton fabric, 50x70 cm

2020

Untitled x2
Untitled x2
Ark

Ark

Pencil and carbon paper on treated cotton fabric, 100x140 cm

2020

photographer Anton Sverdlov

Freeze-Dry

Freeze-Dry

Jerusalem

2021

Freeze-Dry
Freeze-Dry
Freeze-Dry
Freeze-Dry

Preserved plants, in freeze-drying technique embroidered on tulle and attached to polymer clay sculptures.

I experimented with variety of techniques for preserving plants until I became familiar with the lyophilization process. ‘Labotel', a company for scientific equipment, and I cooperated. Using their freeze-drying machine, designed for laboratory needs on wild plants, which were later incorporated into the sculptures.

 

I collected various plants including seeds, thorns, leaves and flowers from the forest behind my childhood house and right after went to ‘Labotal' to run the machine. At the end of the process I had plants drained of water, however still alive. fragile and brittle.  

 

The sculptures maintains the logic of preservation by combining the contrasts of hatching movement and regeneration as well as stopping. Clinging to life, preservation and withering. Living matter that relies on industry.

Dew on Pine Needles

Photographs printed on slide

2020

Dew on Pine Needles

Hybrid

grey clay, wax, family milk teeth and turquoise stones, 25x40x20 cm

 2020

Hybrid
Hybrid
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