Mirage, 2017








In 1967, among preparations leading up to the Six Day War, The army’s Military Rabbinate consecrated public spaces in preparation for their use as mass graves. These designated areas included Sderot Rotschild and Kikar HaMedina in Tel Aviv, the National Stadium in Ramat Gan, Gan Sacher in Jerusalem, and more. Nobody expected the Six Day War would end in military “victory”, leading to the period of euphoria that followed; subsequently the stories of mass graves and anticipated catastrophes were forgotten.
The works in this project formulated from a search for a proof of a historical event that ultimately never came to fruition. By using diverse photographic practices, the medium and its ability to create knowledge are confronted. The project questions the way photography produces a document, and how is that possible when an event never actually occurred.






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