From Home to Home
2004, Bat Yam Theatre Festival
Video documentation of an installation
by Tal Gilboa and Ali Minaui.
The truth is that only
few know about the existence of a little brain in each one
of the fingers, somewhere between the central joint and the
nail joint. The other organ which we call brain, the one we
were born with, the one that bounces inside the skull and
that bounces us so that we would bounce it back - had never
managed to create but vague intentions, general, blurred and
especially not so varied about what the hands and the fingers
[From The Cave by Jose Saramago]
Tal and Ali, two potters, Jewish and Arab, create together
hundreds of pots during three days of hard labor. The fragile
pots made out of clay are the building stones for a new building
that would stand still in the end of the festival.
Just like a home contains a whole world within it, such vessel
is a pot, and both are actually built from earth or dry clay.
The artist who usually sits alone in the studio working
hours and hours - comes out to work in the street in front
of the wide crowds. The dialogue between the two artists is
a testimony to our shared life in here and it intensifies
our will to build and not to destroy.
Oud Player :: Eitan Barouch
Assistant :: Barak Grouner
Stills photography :: Dudi Ardon
Video photography :: Elyasaf Kowner
Pottery wheels :: The Ceramics Artists Association of Israel