THE CONSOLATION OF PHILOSOPHY, 2008
Rishon Letzion, Israel


Can we get the truth from books?

I wonder about the relationship of the classic philosophic Western texts to the lived world; and between the disembodied truths learned through these books to truth gleaned from day to day life in the physical, sensual, material world.

In the live performance, spices, foodstuff, earth, is applied to the pages of these works from my university studies; sometimes I lick the pages, attempting to further close the gap, merging both paradigms of knowledge.

The work was performed at the opening of a group show, Reading Material, that dealt with artists' interactions with books.

The show was held at the Kenar Municipal Art Gallery, in Rishon Letzion, Israel