3 Modes: fish, stones, plants.
52 glasses, water, oil on marble.
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
60 glasses, water, oil on PVC carpet
Instructor: Gil Marko- Shani
Credit for photography: Sergei Kadochnikov