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Childrens' Teeth

Beit Binyamini, 2015

Childrens' Teeth

Beit Binyamini, 2015

Curator: Liav Mizrahi

Artefacts made manually are what interest me: flintstones or carved tools that were made hundreds or even thousands of years ago. When I paint, I attempt to trace the manner in which they were fabricated, the movement of the artisan’s hand. I try to paint them anew with a brush and paint, to remove the paint, move it around and heap it up. I am fascinated by the way objects are displayed in historical museums and archaeology books: they float in the abstract space of a display cabinet, or they are depicted in a double-page spread without attribution of place, time, or context.

In the Painting installation “Childrens’ Teeth” I sever these artefacts from their original context to organize them on the wall ordered by a new logic, using them to create an image or direction which differs from their original interpretation: A smiling mouth full of rotten teeth.

The name of the work is taken from a biblical verse from the Book of Jeremiah, indicating that children will suffer for their parents’ misdeeds.