MAN Made Disasters

The series is based on press photographs of buildings and houses that were destroyed in Gaza during 'Operation Protective Edge' in the past summer 2014. Yekutieli observes and examines the way we remember and process these images of ruins, how we reduce, change and translate them when the event continues to lay further and further in the past.

The detailed cutouts allow no rest for the eye or mind. However, through the translation of the hands of Yekutieli, these photographed images become 'aesthetic mirrors', which allow the viewer to look at them longer than at the original press photographs, as they are too familiar to capture our sight. The artist sees the tragedy of the two side: Israel and Palestine and the common destiny that links the two nations. Presenting scenes of destruction offers both sides to reflect and re-examine the situation.