If ever before from far away you heard my voice - and listened

Sappho 7th BCE

Jerusalem | 2017

Jerusalem | 2017

י
י

- 2017 | 10x12x8 cm | porcelain casting שֹׁלֶם, Reconciliation - stands for the letter - י -Yodh. The piece alludes to the age of innocence, childhood, gesturing the common children’s reconciliation sign.

ל
ל

- 2011 | LISTEN | video 00:58 min | ink on glass The second letter is - ל- associated with learning that comes about in the wake of a change. This letter is represented in the video work Listen

ס
ס

- 2017 | 120x120cm | ink, pencil & acrylic marker on fabriano paper The piece The Round Line represents the letter that opens the exhibition – ס – a closed, circular letter, with no beginning or end

ה | detail
ה | detail

- 2017 | 110x70 cm | rapidograph on a millimetre paper The piece EPICENTRE represents the hebrew word - ה -, the artist repeatedly writes the word הוויה – being.

ה
ה

- 2017 | 110x70 cm | rapidograph on a millimetre paper The piece EPICENTRE represents the hebrew word - ה -, the artist repeatedly writes the word הוויה – being.

ח
ח

- 2017 | 150x50X50 cm | wood the piece "CHET" represents the Hebrew letter - ח - the sound of the letter associated with the Hebrew word חטא which means a sin. the bench allows a pause thought a reflection.

The exhibition relates to the TIME in which it is held – the Hebrew month of Elul, the month of mercy and forgiveness. In the Jewish tradition, the month of Elul is a TIME of repentance in preparation for the high holy days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The exhibition consists of five separate pieces. Each piece represents a letter, which together form the Hebrew word סליחה – Forgiveness. Ciechanowski’s works engage with words that become structures by way of movement, rhythm, and sound. The piece takes shape through a performative action that produces a sacred space, one that has its own rules.

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