ERASING WALLS, A brief illustrated history of the walls of the city of Jerusalem, 2014
Jerusalem, Israel

 

A live performative drawing action that takes place over several days, in one of the abandonned rooms of the Hansen Hospital in the Lepers' Colony in Jerusalem.

I draw maps of the ancient and the new city, beginning with the tracing of the ancient city walls and then moving on to the boundaries of the modern city, with its constantly shifting borders and the erection of the serpentine Separation wall; I then overlay the whole with a grid and laboriously erase each section, until only a hint of the maps remain.

In an additional performance site work, Walking the Walls of the Lepers' Colony, I attempt to mount and walk the walls that circumvent the Hansen grounds.

The event, Borderline, is part of Traces V- Beyond Paper, the 5th Bienniale of Drawing, in Jerusalem, organized by the experimental art group Mamuta, who recently moved their spaces to the basement of the Lepers' hospital.

Link to: The 5th Bienniale of Drawing in Jerusalem