When I was a child, she was a child
Final year Exhibition. Minshar - School of art (Tlv)
Installation - Animation projected, light boxes, video
Exhibition text Below images (Photos taken by: Dorian Kerido)
When I was a Child, She was a child
The installation includes three animated films, three light boxes of different sizes, showing sketches, photographs and texts I have written and a piano composition.
The main animated film, "Communicate Like a Mouse," is made of a stop motion technique. The film features a female character in various situations alongside mouse images. The scenes in the film describe various actions of the body breaking, penetration and excretion of excrement, bleeding and wounds opening and closing. The body of the woman and the animal becomes one.
The film is a kind of allegory for dealing with post-trauma and the exposed, fragile and constantly changing self experience. There is no separation between the external world and the internal or the ego and the trauma. The mouse that appears in the film is a visual realization of the subconscious as an embracing and repulsive being. The physical trauma that has become memory in consciousness becomes a real image in the film, moving from abstract to concrete. So too does the use of the color that in its expansion fills, enters and exits, spreads and shrinks from and into physical spaces, takes on and takes shape and alternates from an abstract stain to a physical or surreal image.
The film and the exhibition accompanies piano playing as background music. Improvisation that I composed and played in an intuitive way.
The second animated film, "When I Was a Child She Was a Girl" (in a stop motion technique), was made in open pages from Vladimir Nabokov's book Lolita. From the opening pages of the book, a red and black ink is inked and stained. The pain of Lolita, a girl whose inner world is a child's world, in front of a world where she has become prematurely a woman and whose body has become an object - through the liquid ink stains breaks the boundaries of printed letters and begins to flow out between and inside the pages.
The third animated film "Body Tissue" (in a stop motion technique on a light table) shows tissue papers painted in red ink that create an abstract movement texture reminiscent of skin tissue separated from the flesh. In the abstract, a nude female figure appears and disappears. The purpose of the film is to express the feelings of body and soul and to connect their children. The film creates a game and a transition between the concrete (the figure of the woman, paper) and the experience of the shapeless soul.
The boxes of light, as I have called it "layers of leather," are presented in space as part of the exhibition, a complex of a combination of drawings, photographs of me and texts I have written, lying on a lighted glass surface. With each layer lying on the glass, the image moves away, becomes weak and disappears - like a memory that has faded away. Reflections create new forms that create interrelationship between the various and cumulative memories and the consciousness of the self that develops and changes.