"Sources" at the Kapelle der Versohnung, Berlin Wall Monument, June 2017
Many of my pieces are made to dance, sway and travel. Some, like the "Sea Scroll" evolve to adapt to new locations and the works of other artists or performers. Others, like "Sources," set hard materials alight.
"Mediterranean Sea Scroll"
in Amsterdam, Bucharest and California
The silk is inscribed with texts from classical works of literature, sacred religious books, poems and songs. Their diverse scripts cross the seams of the fabric in smooth waves, evoking a Mediterranean of cultural continuity and shared history.Alternative stories of the sea and its history are tucked into the rolls and folds of the scroll. The piece thus visualizes the relationship of history to its remnants or untold secrets . While the texts inscribed on the surface are indelible, the unrecorded names, words and pictures in the folds can be edited, updated. changed or discarded.
The work is accompanied by a bibliography.