Beth She’arim excavations, 2014 – Naming

Archaeologists have deep passion and stories about the site they are digging. Common knowledge collapses as the earth unfold its secret’s dormant for centuries. Glass bracelets from the Ottoman times buried next to Byzantine pottery shards found at the same leval of earth. Coincidence is the undercurrent notion of history remains that were left for […]

Mound Hacker-Pompeii, Italy

My current site-specific art project is intervening in the time lines of actual Tells [mounds] and archaeological sites around the Mediterranean. I am visiting Pompeii. The Vesuvius is everywhere, you can’t miss it. It is a reminder, silently awaiting there. It is a reference point, beginning and end to History and living here today too. My mother […]

Mound Hacker: Intervening in the time line of mounds-site-specific art project

Tel-Nona, as a virtual mound – is a framework of thought where I excavate for artistic archetypes related to cultures around the Mediterranean and beyond. My current site-specific art project is intervening in the time lines of actual Tells [mounds]; during 2013 – 2014, I will be traveling around the Mediterranean and visiting different archaeological […]

Be my guest: Mark Dion-artist Eylon Orbach-Coleopterist

BE MY GUEST is a venue for others to share their art; I assemble between creators in my sitting room. Linear time and  locality are not relevant. Mark Dion produces artwork that consistently mixes the boundaries between natural history, art, and science. In his as if a scientific order he makes another suggestion as how nature can […]

Avraham Ofek: “Artist are the off-springs of fisherman…”

The pursuit of sailing activates longing and yearning. It is linked in my mind to some kind of OVER THERE in the horizon; The hope that there will be some  answer,  the wish to fill a desire or thirst. The experience of longing is attached to my childhood memory of the slow process of approaching to a port. […]

A pit

Pit of Memory and Oblivion Installation, 2001, still photograph

A pit of memory I could already write at the time. I had learned that Canaanite, Babylonians, Romans and Egyptians used to live here. I chose a new notebook and put down everything that I knew about my founders too, in beautiful handwriting. I even added drawings of pyramids. I wanted people in the future […]