Event / Object / Workshop / Interior Art
For the 70th anniversary of Israel we planned a very special gift. In cooperation with the German Embassy in Tel Aviv and young people from the Kinnereth region, we created an installation on the Sea of Galilee. An installation that was meant to remind us of a cake that is partly made of recycled materials and at the same time can float on the water. But how does it work?
Together with the Israeli teenagers, we set up an open air installation workshop in which we used recyclable materials and leftover materials from the environment to create an object that functions as a representative gift and at the same time has both a collective and ecological character. Together we revived discarded things, gave them new life and a new purpose.
We combined materials such as wood, cardboard and paper and painted them, applying a coloured glaze that gave the installation a festive glow. With help from a local raft builder it was possible to make the cake float on the lake. So we combined craftsmanship, recycling, creativity, international understanding and a birthday present all in one.
In this context, we had an exhibition at the Beit Ha'Ir Museum in Tel Aviv. We showed our wall paintings and installations. For two weeks we redesigned the entire building. We "took over" the exhibition space in such a way that the museum could be perceived as a coherent whole. We created works of art with chalk, acrylic paint, felt pens and spray cans as well as different materials everywhere, including on the floors and the facade. The result was a type of "harmonious chaos" as reported in the art supplement of the Israeli news newspaper "Haaretz," which praised us for our wonderfully orchestrated art installation.
We hope to have sparked a dialogue and a cross-cultural connection between Israel and Germany and to contribute to a mutual understanding between our countries. In the middle of the exhibition space we built an art installation out of different materials that we had found while roaming the streets of Tel Aviv. The installation was also accessible to visitors via a platform.
We would like to thank the German Embassy for their financial support of this project.
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