the kingdom of shadows|2021

though it cannot be seen|2021

hall of mirrors...|2019

standby painter|2018

another planet|2017

the fox and the crow|2017

man with two beards|2016

a journey...|2015

the national park|2015


we are attempting...|2014

the simultaniest|2014

paleosol 80 south|2013

superstition in the pigeon|2013


this is jerusalem, mr. pasolini|2012


hollywood strings|2012

the german village|2011


the inflatables|2009

 arbeit macht frei|2009

compressed ceramic powder|2007

paleosol 80 south, 2013

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Paleosol, 80 South documents the area of Mount Karkom in the south of Israel, a site which was identified by archeologist Emmanuel Anati as the biblical Mount Sinai following his discovery of ancient rock drawings and different ritualistic artefacts. The area, which was occupied in recent decades by the Israeli military and used as a training zone, is home to a variety of training facilities, whose appearance is reminiscent of monumental minimalist sculptures. The work fuses two powerful myths, the militaristic and biblical, by way of combining contemporary images of Mount Karkom, filmed using a Military thermal camera, with a voice over of Emmanuel Anati’s expedition diary entries. This imbues the landscape depicted with ambiguity: a concrete wall used as a target could be either a cult object, a futuristic artefact or a minimalistic public sculpture. In between these two myths appear Bedouin metal scavengers who forage for the remains of bomb shells and saw off pieces of radar stations, hoping to sell the metal to the highest bidder – their presence and action as if deflating these “grand narratives”.



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amir Yatziv - paleosol
amir Yatziv - paleosol

Paleosol #1,2|c-print|25X30cm

amir Yatziv - paleosol
amir Yatziv - paleosol

Paleosol #9,10|c-print|25X30cm

amir Yatziv - paleosol
amir Yatziv - paleosol
amir Yatziv - paleosol

Paleosol #6,7,8|c-print|25X30cm