Jerusalem, Israel

Topographical Reading

Over the course of several hours, I sit in the library of the preserved home of the local landscape artist Ana Ticho, at a large table covered with books relating to Jerusalem, its history and its current status. Using black ink and charcoal, I draw in each book with a line that carries the landscape back to its primal state, under the layers and centuries of meaning, religion and history. Intermittently an image of an eye attached to my forehead is stamped onto the page. The audience is invited to join me at the table and look through the books as I work.

The work was performed for VIP, an evening of performance works at the Ticho House, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.

Link to: Topographical Readings, exhibition text