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DeadSee, 2005

Video, 11:39 min

A cord of 250 meters penetrates 500 watermelons forming a six-meter spiral raft in the saline waters of the Dead Sea. The spiral turns as a whirlpool in reverse from its normal direction. I am floating locked inside the layers of the spiral, between the center and the periphery of the sweet raft. I am reaching out against the direction of the turning raft towards a small area where the fruit is wounded, red, and exposed, like me, to the sting of the salt. The salt solution of the Dead Sea enables everything to float. The spiral gradually becomes a thin green line passing from the frame.

DeadSee was first exhibited as part of The Endless Solution, an installation at the Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, January–May 2005.

The film was shot in mid- August 2004 in the area of Sodom, south of Masada.

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