installation details

3 Modes: fish, stones, plants.

52 glasses, water, oil on marble.

80x80x70 cm


International YMCA Jerusalem


BOLA is a Chandelier in Judeo-Moroccan Arabic, referring as an honorable title to Rav Yitzhak Abuchatzira, the holy Jewish Moroccan Babba.

The Arak bottles were an integral part of his ceremonial objects, which kept being a major generator decades later-  as a miracle operator while it is poured in a ceremonial ritual. In this work, I keep isolating the ceremonial layers and testing them in new conditions of body limits and space borders. 

The work is dynamic. The fish turns into stones and the stones into plants during the display time.


יָצָאתִי לְבַקֵּשׁ דּוֹדִי בֵּין חֲבֵרִים

נִלְכַּדְתִּי בְּמוֹקֵשׁ הִכּוּנִי הַשֹּׁמְרִים

I went out to ask my beloved among friends

I was trapped in the mine,

I was beaten by the guards 

Credit for photography: Daniel Rachamim



Studio Installation 

60 glasses, water, oil on PVC carpet

250x150 cm 


Instructor: Gil Marko- Shani

Credit for photography: Sergei Kadochnikov


© 2020 Marcelle Tehila Bitton