A Jewish folklore tells of a guest who promises an innkeeper a sum of gold coins equal to the number of drops of fat on the surface of his soup. The greedy innkeeper poured generous amounts of oil, in order to multiply droplets. Yet, amazingly, all droplets merged.
In recent years, the world of media and social networks has exposed us to unmeasurable quantities of images and imagery. This vast array has turned us into ceaseless consumers of imagery, most of it we are destined to forget within moments, whereas those that remain in our mind are known to us solely from a single, two-dimensional perspective.
This work points to the gap between the visual representation of an object, and the object itself. Much like the tower of Babel that rose from a sea of languages, our object wishes to express a spectrum of ideas, leading to self-sabotage. The result – unavoidable dissonance between a decorative show of plates and a dishwashing station.
The internet provides us with mounds of events, perpetuated in descriptive images; yet reality is different, and often this mirroring comes at the price of shallowing, absence of layers and true pluralism, an expunging of nuance.