latine: most beautiful, but most deadly fungi, species collectively
known as the death angel)
•"Amanita Verosa". As we may
understand, this is an extremely poisonous fungi. Here starts my journey
of associations as well. I use the term "the angel of destruction"
for different purposes under different meanings. First, the fact is
that this fungi exists among other species. Thus, choosing it among
others, causes a disaster. Artists, like other professionals, make
their choice as the core part of their work, which leads later either
to a success or to a failure. My choice in this certain fungi is the
first dimension, the choice between a success or a failure. The other
dimension measures the "mental space", where the "Amanita"
lurks from every corner. The large work on which I worked over two
years engages in the identification and the presentation of this danger,
the disaster inherited within our existence. The work also uses several
languages, one of which is the old Jewish Yiddish, a language that
withered under horrible circumstances. The poisonous fungi stroked,
however was fatal to others as well.
This space, the existence, does not define a clear direction, but
moves randomly based on associative combinations, like scouting for
fungus in the forest. A similar quest is required across this passel
according to a certain code. Eventually, the "existence space"
presents a situation in which this poisonous fungi is hidden, and
the spectator has to discover it. This is the central idea of the
work, where the fungi is a metaphor for time and mental spaces. This
idea repeats in other works of mine, where dangers lurk all over the
space. In my performance activity I use the same idea, the evolution
of dangers to the point of destruction, the aftermath pain and the
revelation of real emotions.