לעמוד הבית

THE MAGNETIC TABLE
SHICHECHA (OBLIVION)
THE LIGHTWORKERS
THE PIANO
THE LONG WALL
SOLIDS
THE SWAMP
VORTEX OF SEPARATION
THE BOAT
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SHICHECHA (OBLIVION)
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From the "SHICHECHA (OBLIVION)" series, 2012
Ink on paper
200X150 cm

The series entitled "SHICHECHA (OBLIVION)" developed in a number of stages. It began as ink drawings of landscapes, based on a video that Sasportas filmed at the bog. Back at her studio, she projected this extract of nature — to act as a visual trigger and to import a certain energy for the drawings she made. Then she added details from memory and refined the rendition of light, according to the season and the hour of the day and her own state of being at the time. Another visual source was provided by computed tomography (CT scans) of the human head. By differentiating between levels of tissue density, CT scans can identify internal bleeding and other forms of brain damage that affect memory. Sasportas's combination of these two types of image creates complex landscapes replete in emptiness and compounded of disintegration, as that which exists gives way to oblivion.

At a later stage, the artist added concentric circles that evoke the pupil of the human eye as it contracts and dilates — an echo of the way in which the bog recedes and expands. She associates the lighter areas in the landscapes with cataracts or blind spots that obstruct vision.

Photographs by Ariel Caine
© Artist / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013 courtesy Sommer-Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv and Galerie EIGEN+ART Leipzig/Berlin

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