Relli de Vries | ORIENTAZIA 2
Part of Portrait, Terrain, 4 exhibitions concerning issues of individual and place, portrait, terrain, digging under the surface
: Sigalit Landau | Khader Oshah | Chaim Atar
Opening: Saturday, 13 August 2011
Relli de Vries exhibits a cross section of the width of the country contrasting the length-wise landscape form we are accustomed to. The view starts from the Mediterranean going east – and includes quarries, swamps, mounds, sandstone hills, fossils, dunes, spring waters moving one on top of another between the layers of rock. It is an attempt to decipher both physically and metaphorically, the multitude of events, above and below the surface, and to explore the lives of the residents as an inseparable context. The story of the residents of Jasser al-Zarka comes up in interviews and drawings, and the view from Ein Harod overlooking the route from the Mediterranean to the Jordan River is examined as one more step in de Vries's orientation – facing east.