Boat shadows

As I wrote here about Shadows as common denominator, preparing to my trip to Ithaca I see boats every where, even on the ceiling.  

Join my voyage to Ithaca-you might win an art work

  I will be sailing with friends to Ithaca. I am reading simultaneously a tourist book and The Odyssey. I mark in yellow details Homer wrote about Ithaca. With my love to the Mediterranean sea, respect to the Phoenicians, memory of Ancient Alexandria Library – I will happily be the second skipper on a small yacht. We will […]

Be my guest: Hiroshi Sugimoto, Predag Matvejevic, Janine Antoni

“We need a port of departure: A shore or view, an event or a story. The place we are leaving is less important than the one we will arrive at.“ Breviare Mediterraneen, Predag Matvejevic Hiroshi Sugimoto/ Time Exposed: A presentation of some of Sugimoto’s photographs from the portfolio “Time Exposed.” The portfolio consists of 50 […]

Be my guest: Bill Viola and Gaston Bachelard

  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. Bill Viola is speaking about his video artwork, Ocean Without a Shore – exhibited at Venice Biennale 2007. He points out the link between the dead and the […]

Sailing to Lisbon with Pesoa and Saramago

I was twelve on our second voyage through the same Mediterranean ports on the Greek Queen Anna Maria. I went into a familiar cabin. It was soothing to follow the blue of sky and blue sea cut the circle of the window into two halves. They danced as I laid on my bed close to the ceiling. Once every two or […]

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. […]

Be my Guest- Gabriel Orozco and Alex Epstein

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. I learned about Gabriel Orozco mostly through the Internet. I read stories by Alex Epstein in Hebrew. I join them as my guests, since they both remind me of sailing in […]

Ithaca Ιθάκη

Ithaca By Kavafy read in Greek. [half] Ιθάκη Σα βγεις στον πηγαιμό για την Ιθάκη, να εύχεσαι νάναι μακρύς ο δρόμος, γεμάτος περιπέτειες, γεμάτος γνώσεις. Τους Λαιστρυγόνας και τους Κύκλωπας, τον θυμωμένο Ποσειδώνα μη φοβάσαι, τέτοια στον δρόμο σου ποτέ σου δεν θα βρείς, αν μέν’ η σκέψις σου υψηλή, αν εκλεκτή συγκίνησις το πνεύμα […]

Reading Writing

I was eager to learn to read and write. I prepared myself an office; I collected into a show box, notes and papers I found around our home, and wrote on them small signs and pictures. I would read it to myself out loud, sailing in a different legend each time. Bending down above my […]