The West Borderby Itay Blaish | 17.09.15
During the past few months, Israeli artist Jonathan Goldman has built a big raft out of recycled wood, plastic barrels, a sail made out of cloth and sailed into the open sea. This nautical-fictional journey Jonathan went on will be depicted in a sort-of documentary video where he will be presenting the process and conviction of finding new land.
Jonathan’s work is usually affiliated with scientific processes, noise and big installations. In this exhibition he will present his idea by growing “mountain foetuses” on his raft and planting them in the open seas.
Jonathan’s biggest inspiration for this project is the historical story of kibbutz “Mitzpe Hayam”, which was founded in 1936 next to the city of Netanya, and moved in 1943 due to land constraints to its current location on the border of Israel and Gaza. And so was born the idea of having a sea voyage – a personal and a political one – along the coast of Israel which acts today both as a recreational area as well as a tense political border.
The West Border // Jonathan Goldman
Dana Art Gallery at Kibbutz Yad Mordechai
Curator: Ravit Harari
Opening event and gallery talk:
Photos by Evyatar Hershtik