Alternative Histories, the second project in the exhibition is a social engagement project. Some of the pivotal stories on which Israeli collective memory have been established, and on which archaeological investigations were constructed, such as the Masada narrative, have now been proven to be myths, or partial truths. In Alternative Histories Israeli participants imagined different […]
The Ship of Fools originated from various explorations of the concept of hell. A couple of years ago a few of my projects dealt with a construction of a hell environment, modeling it on the formal organization of Dante’s Inferno. I was interested in developing several layers within this environment, including one of the outer […]
Constructing bows and arrows from local and found material during Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency in Florida.
This project was done over three weeks at Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida. Searching “fun vacation in Florida” on Google Image and reenacting the scenes in the photographic archive. Participants: Jane Claire, Bonnie Abner, Chase Star, Tom Smith, Aram Bartholl.
Investigation of ceremonies and public rituals that are intended to reaffirm collective identity. It looks at patterns, choreography and aesthetic traditions and formalities common to collective ritual and ceremonies done by communities such as the kibbutz movement where I grew up. Those composed celebrations generate a sense of community and power and can transform the […]
Interactive installation/performance of a fictitious water company providing custom-designed water concoctions. It is a hybrid between a juice bar and a custom- designed perfume boutique. Water experts dressed in company uniforms provide guidance and assist visitors in choosing their individual water mixtures. Experts mix the formulas from a large selection of “water compound” bottles, which […]
Investigating text in different context– new meanings are generated when tonality of voice, delivery and aesthetics change. Reading You Sexy Thing (I Believe In Miracles) by Errol Brown. Participants: Melissa Santala, Becky Lo Dolce and Paul Grayson.
Alternative Histories investigates archaeology as a political method by which myths and Israeli national identity are constructed. It is a social engagement project executed in 2013 in Israel. Some of the pivotal stories on which Israeli collective memory have been established, and on which archaeological investigations were constructed, such as the Masada narrative, have now been […]