SOIL NURSING, 2012
kamel mennour Gallery, Paris, France
In this project I worked on establishing a metaphor that is related to the ground. The notion of solid ground was my inspiration, in particular a ground that needed protection – where the olive grove grows in the southern Israeli community of Kibbutz Revivim.
In Hebrew, the process of harvesting olives is called masik; it’s the name of one of the three films I showcased in this exhibition, as well as the subtitle of one of the photographs on view. The word masik also means “to draw conclusions.” The double entendre here is relevant in relationship to the viewers, who I wished could interpret as they deemed right the fables that I showed and that were created over time and in successive layers.