Peripheral IV | Limor Tsror

Tsror’s solo exhibition is a site specific installation, a work in progress.

At the center of the gallery lies a 7 meter long sheet of aluminum, painted white. The sheet is cut out following the silhouette of the Gaza envelope settlements. The sheet was bent and creased randomly, creating an imaginary topography of a map or aerial photograph. The harsh shell like surface now has a new surface. The creases and dents were filled with white sand, creating valleys and ravines, referring to the sandy gorges surrounding the Gaza envelope area and specifically Be’eri.

The slate hovers in the air above the dark floor of the gallery, appearing to float. Metal cables run from one wall of the gallery to the opposite one, from them hang large IV bottles filled with a liquid ranging in color from Black to luminous green. Plastic IV tubes hang from the bottles, slowly dripping the contents of the bottles. The Green and black colored liquid will drip during the entire exhibition, flowing into the valleys and coloring the white sand. It is a slow and measured beat, eventually covering the white, bright and pure surface, with pigmented ink.

The act of turning the valleys into black stems from the security situation in the Gaza envelope, and the terror kites and balloons that set fire to fields and river banks, leaving behind ashen black and thick choking smoke. There are sill remains of the many fires scattered around, peaking through the new growth of winter plants. The work represents a circle of life and destruction. Between the pureness of nature and the results of man made destruction. The sound of drops hitting the aluminum surface are the heartbeat of the work, reminding us of time and change.

The IV is supposed to help, heal the sick and save lived. Does the Iv dripping into the veins of the work about to heal it? Do the bottles contain Iron and vitamins or toxic paint?
In this work the artsist addresses the relationship between center and the periphery of the Negev, the helplessness concerning the situation in the Gaza envelope, life and death.

Dr. Ziva Jelin

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