What happened here was my realization that the concept of home has changed. I have lived in another city, and for a short period another country for the first time, which helped to completely change my percpective on what used to be home. Everything was skewed, my memories of that place fused with (what used to be back then) my perception of it. A lot of things were so monumental, and this exactly was what I focused on.
35mm color film (with a red filter on the lens), digitally scanned and then printed using an inkject printer. The prints were then captured again using the same (specific) color film and then printed using a Colenta (c-prints).
C-prints (colenta) from 35mm color film of inkjet prints which were scans of color film.
Get it now? if not, never mind. The brightning part on the images were reflections from my studio's window captured on purpose during that second part of makign the work (the 35mm color film of inkjet prints). I was looking to mix a series of photos (or, a continues memory) with what activley was my current residence by using the light that made that place real. The shapes in the background are irrelevant, but to give context, it's a random park in my hometown, I was using it because of the lines it could form while still keeping the image's wide percpective. The lines aren't conntcting smoothly, they block each other.
My hometown was really strange in it patriotism, the mayor back then streched huge surfaces of plastic grass in different color to represent national and local symbols. Below is the jewish Menorah, skewed by percpective, caused by the way I placed the camera and the 30 degrees this thing was built and placed near the road.
This used to be a 10 cents coin. I'll show you below what it is, how it's made (with photos) and why it is the only sculpture in the show. The Jewish Menorah appears skewed on the coin, same as it's skewed in the blue image on the left.
Below there is a photo of a fountain. You can't miss the military cannon on top of it, right? In short, this is a Lebanese weapon that fired towards the city I lived in, then captured by the army in one of the wars, brought back to the city as trophy and rotated to point towards Lebanon, as a "we won" kind of thing.
I took this photo using a large format camera (4X5 plates) which originaly shows the image fliped on it's glass screen. I then printed it in the dark room and flipped it again. If you look closely, the text (in Hebrew) on the sign below the wheel is flipped.
- The inspiration for this work came from a photo i took, of a 10 cents coin inside that fountain. The photo captured not only the coin, but its visual appearance at that specific moment with the water's skeweing it.
- I tried to fold the coins with different tools but it didn't really work - I wasn't strong enough, and when I was, it didn't look the way it should've.
- So I cut it and then polished it to be smooth. It required to get the look of a coin that spent time in moving water for quite some time now.
- I made about 20 or 30, then eventually picked the four I liked the most based on their shape and uniqueness.
- The inspiration for how to present the coins was an exhibition at the Israel Museum about a roman emperor.
The roman coins 👉
👇 What I did
Some final thoughts,
- The shape of the show room (the walls) was exactly the same as the black pedestal in the middle of the room. Wanting to maintain the feeling of 'echo' was the leading Idea behind the archticture of the works and the way they were placed in the room.
- The was also a still video of the beach and people crossing it from side to side, close and far.
Some photos of the process