The inspiration for this work is the Habshush spice shop in Tel Aviv, that conserves generations’ traditions and the know-how of spice production and concoction. As in the shop, and paralleled in Michal Evyatar’s and Carmel Bar’s work, time has both material meaning and physical presence. The time in the work is stretched, and calls for a new prioritization, demarcating between fabrication and production in our time. The two confront mechanical elements with diligence and strive to exceed the notion of productivity. The act of performing worships the process: the artists challenge the relations between work and product, between sweet and spicy, and fast and slow - whatever the outcome is, it will vanish in the mouth.
Presented at “Love Art - Make Art” festival, Tel-Aviv.
Gala event for friends of Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
Gala event for Swiss friends of Israel Museum, Zurich.
Photograph by Guy Aon