Be my Guest: Cennino d’Andrea Cennini

    Cennino d’Andrea Cennini was an Italian painter in the 14th century. He worked in Florence and was inspired by Giotto His book The Craftsman’s Handbook is a foundation corner in the history of the art of the Renaissance.   As an art student at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in the 70ies, it […]

Borrowed scenery 借景

Borrowed scenery is an interesting Japanese concept of relating to a public space as yours to share and enjoy. If a person sees a green mountain or hill from his home, he is lucky, and will definitely relate to it as part of his space and tiny garden. As an example of borrowed scenery for artistic needs, […]

Fly me to the Moon

The distant mountains are reflected in the eye of the dragonfly Issa Ostracon, Leonardo.

Moon viewing 2015 – 月見

It is a Japanese tradition to sit on a balcony and observe the moon reflected in a pool. I have the privilege to be a guest at an event at  Jikkoin Temple 実光院 at Ohara, Kyoto this coming October 2015.  All performances will be dedicated to one motif – The Moon.  I have been sitting in my studio’s balcony […]

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 […]

Archaeology – fiction and reality

Here is a short clip briefly describing a site-specific performance installation at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2013. Tel Nona, Audience Version Would you like to  initiate such an event at your Museum? Text about the artwork by Dr. Rivka Bakalsh: Ready and Made   More finds

Be my Guest: Ginkakuji Gardner

  At spring 2009, I was following the gentle path leading the small hill of Ginkakuji. I was photographing fragments of the fence since I noticed how the tiny bamboo cups were filled with rain, and therefor reflect the tree and sky above them. From fragments like this one, I made a video called Offering. This […]

Mound Hacker at Pompeii- Apollo

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. On our way out of Pompeii, I already feel self-assured to separate from Galeliaan shards in my bag. I feel more confident that I am creating something relevant to art;  […]