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Jerusalem Rebuilt

2015
Mixed media installation
Four sound channels and objects
10 minutes duration
Dimensions variable

In recent years, numerous national religious movements in Israel actively seek to instate the Third Temple. The movements employ craftsmen in preparation for the operation of the temple: among them a sculptor, a carpenter, a tailor and an architect.

The installation consists of four objects with four sound channels. Each channel and object document another craftsman and his/her work on the future of Jerusalem.

In the installation, the aspiration to bring salvation becomes matter - a stone, a raw plastic, a thread - as a continuous technique that produces physicality to the cosmic idea of redemption - or an apocalypse - depending whom you ask.

The site-specific work was exhibited at Ha'Mesila Park in Jerusalem, overlooking the Palestinian village of Beit-Zafafa.