The Visit #2

2012

 

Ceiba insignis fruits

 

Site specific commissioned for Borderline, Beit Ha'ir (old city hall), Tel Aviv

Curator: Ayelet Bitan Shlonsky

 

 

From the curator's text:

 

In this work, Tomer Sapir inserts "organic masses" into the historic stairway at the Tel Aviv City Hall.  The "amorphous mass" is fibrous fruit that grows and develops by a natural, biochemical reaction along the staircase.  Yet, Sapir attempts to curb the invader before it takes complete control, to freeze the colonies in their various states and engage in formative manipulation of the material. The squashing and compressing actions create a fragile tension between the complete unraveling and disintegration of the masses and the ability to halt the action, achieving a delicate state of equilibrium.

 

Ayelet Bitan Shlonsky