The stream muze is coming back after the cleaning. Working with a dancer on a choreography that depicts the process from contamination to reclamation, she is doing her first steps back into the stream.
Dancer- Eva Elkayam, dress designer- Odea Sagiv. The dress is made of bandages, dyed with tea bags.
The Cement Dress 2003, has reached a saturation point. no more cement on open spaces. The work corresponds with a famous song from the begining of the settlement in Israel, where the vision for Israel was to cover her with cement, i.e. it will be a succeess. Now it is time to detach from the idea that progress = buildings and real estate. Ideas like conservation, preservation and restoration will be considered as porgress.
Dillul is a hebrew word taken from the vocabulary of the foresters. it means they are coming again to cut some trees and make some space in the forest for the forest. Hellas, from Dillul it bacame deforestation, in vast amount. In Israel the hand that plant is also the hand that cuts. and it cuts sometime, not for the right reasons. In the photograph, a woman is trying to amend and reconnect the cutting branches into their truncks, or may be just to hug the dead trees.
60X90 cm. Exhibitied at "secrete exhibition" by Leumi Bank, 2012.