uncontainable | Janco Dada museumein Hod, Israel January - May 2015

In the summer of 2014 the Israeli military launched 'Operation Protective Edge’, a seven-week conflict in Gaza that killed thousands of civilians and destroyed a devastating number of homes and buildings. Active violence quickly resulted in modern ruins. Responding to this crisis, the installation "Uncontainable" consists of two-dimensional manual paper-cut works paired with a dynamic intervention of rope and silhouettes. By abstracting these now familiar scenes of destruction, viewers are able to access the familiar press photographs with fresh eyes. Bookending the central wall are silhouetted cut-outs joined by rope rendering men in a game of tug-of-war -- although the notion of “winning” still guarantees devastation. Representing Israel, Palestine, and the common destiny that links the two nations, the stubborn strength on either side creates a static and dangerous situation in which the lack of resolve hangs in an endless state of animosity and destruction for both sides.