2012 - 2014: EMPIRE +

‘Empire’, is a quiet meditation about life, love and death within late capitalism.

Sugar coated tiles cover the entire floor. As viewers step on these, the sugar smashes under their weight and scraps dirt from the bottom of their shoes... Gradually, the virgin-white desert terrain becomes imprinted with the exhibition's collective viewing patterns.

From this floor, sky-scraper-like test-tube-totems erect.
Each translucent plastic column contain liquids derived from our every-day consumer experience:
gallons of radio active neon-green mouth wash, litters of bloody red juice concentrate,
and a highly condense sugary substance which, in this exhibition, preserves biologic matter -
a slice of water-melon pierced on a chef's knife, a hornet forever stinging its own reflection in a shattered mirror...

A pair of analogue clocks lost their ability to tell time -
a liquid sugary substance pored in to their mechanism, and gradually solidified.
Now, each clock attests only to its exact moment of death.

A looped video ties the exhibition together -
A pair of hornets struggle to live but eventually each expend their last breath and give in to death.
Behind them a beautiful young woman floats aimlessly in a pool.


Reviews:

Uzi Tzur

Michal Pitowsky

2012 - 2014: EMPIRE +

‘Empire’, is a quiet meditation about life, love and death within late capitalism.

Sugar coated tiles cover the entire floor. As viewers step on these, the sugar smashes under their weight and scraps dirt from the bottom of their shoes... Gradually, the virgin-white desert terrain becomes imprinted with the exhibition's collective viewing patterns.

From this floor, sky-scraper-like test-tube-totems erect.
Each translucent plastic column contain liquids derived from our every-day consumer experience:
gallons of radio active neon-green mouth wash, litters of bloody red juice concentrate,
and a highly condense sugary substance which, in this exhibition, preserves biologic matter -
a slice of water-melon pierced on a chef's knife, a hornet forever stinging its own reflection in a shattered mirror...

A pair of analogue clocks lost their ability to tell time -
a liquid sugary substance pored in to their mechanism, and gradually solidified.
Now, each clock attests only to its exact moment of death.

A looped video ties the exhibition together -
A pair of hornets struggle to live but eventually each expend their last breath and give in to death.
Behind them a beautiful young woman floats aimlessly in a pool.


Reviews:

Uzi Tzur

Michal Pitowsky