This is a project about false memories: about moments retained in the memory that had never happened. Some people throw away their visual histories and others adopt them as if they were true.
A Book under the Pillow
This is a follow-up project after my Intimacy series. Intimate relationships in this series were not the main real motive, but a fictitious one. By the time I started working on this series, I moved away from the idea of fixing my real feelings and circumstances of life and turned to dreams and fantasies. Some of my previous characters explicitly or implicitly agreed to play a role in this play.
I value the force and meaning of images that accumulate a noticeable period of time, not a "decisive" moment. Those images more honestly tell the truth of a moment than those capturing a single moment. First 50 years of my life I lived far from seas and oceans and had no chance to be regularly on the shore. After Aliyah to Israel, seeing the sea became just a matter of 10-minute driving. My little son likes to play on the beach. Water, sun, and sand excites him, and my wife and I spend hours watching. This is like a movie with a new series every Friday from which I cut off stills: one from every next series. The human eye seems to be very selective. Sometimes it gets rid of details to separate certain meanings out of their multiplicity and, in other cases, details from what happened a minute ago blend into the situation that takes place now. Every Friday I have this meditative game with time.
I Am Color Blind
I am color-blind. That doesn’t mean I don’t distinguish between colors. I just sometimes see differently. Like most people with color blindness, I am adapted to it and sometimes able to see what others don’t. These are digital images created from my abstract photographs and drawings. The sources are water-color, oil and acrylic artworks. They were then digitally mixed up to create images that cannot be otherwise drawn by hand.
Kiss of a Prince
Based on the Aarne–Thompson classification system, the plot index is ATU410 and tells a story related to supernatural or enchanted relatives. А king and a queen who had eagerly anticipated a daughter held a ball at the royal palace where all the fairies of the kingdom were invited. All the fairies except for one. It was known that the exception devours children. Sadly she was a relative of the good king and appeared in the midst of the ball incredibly upset for she had not been invited. She loudly voiced a shocking prophecy: “When the princess falls in love and has her first kiss, her beloved will turn into a frog”.
When one wants to forget, sometimes there is another who recollects what has actually never been in his memory but just should not be forgotten. Memories are physical but not always true. They can be constructed and voluntary.
This was a period of time in my life. I was uncertain about everything: what should I do, how to continue to live, what to do for living, divorce or leave it as is, what to do as an artist? Everything was faded, fuzzy, blurry, and vague. Everything was experimental, not certain, not final. This is finished, completed, done.
When someone says “intimacy” or “intimate relationships”, most people would think of sex. Although sexual relationships of any sort may or may not be present, intimacy is based primarily on trust. For many years I photographed young women
Every single one of us is striving to create such a communication space where we would feel the most comfortable. We build family relationships and connections at work; choose where to live and who to be friends with; fabricate our own environment for interacting with others.