Paths of Destruction:
The end of the forest
What can one make of a cut down tree? And what is the meaning of an immobile dog lying around in a clearance in a forest? What remains after the destruction of a house? And what power do the soldiers, whose portraits had vanished, or were made into landscape paintings possess? Through these questions among others.
This interpretation can be derived from the understanding of the tensions between European and Israeli political, aesthetic, and poetic cultural traditions, in the past and the present, in German and in Hebrew.
The exhibition which includes three pieces, invites the spectator to tour through paths filled with destruction and ruin, and as such, poses challenges to familiar ways of observing, expanding the horizons of preconceived notions of beauty.
Consequently, passing through the bodies of cut down trees, along the skeleton ruins of destroyed houses, in conjunction with the faces of soldiers as still lives, unravels sites of deficiency. Axis which cut through time periods and territories, intersections devoid of consolation, all dominated by disaster.