The sculpture is presented on a stand of 63x97x65cm on which are placed small miniatures, a table, a TV set, three chairs and one piece of wood on each chair. The whole work is painted in white. Two life size chairs are placed in front of the sculpture. The spectator may sit or move freely around the work. The sculpture is placed in a dark exhibition room with one projector directed towards it. It projects on each of the elements its own colored representation and on each of the chair, a character. The scene represents a family dinner: the mother, the father and the son are sitting around a table. No cutlery, no plates, no glasses on the table, only a fish that changes color from time to time. No one emits any voice or sound towards the other. Fire can be seen on the child at some point during the scene. On the TV, placed in the background, an Israeli journalist presents two reports in English, one about the ecological catastrophe that happened in United States in the summer 2010 when a petrol platform caught on fire and polluted the Gulf of Mexico. The second report is about a child in Uganda who was taken as a child to serve in the army, later escaped and was rescued by the United Nations. He later became a lawyer and today fights against war criminals. In the end, he is shown together with his wife and children. One loudspeaker is placed inside the sculpture; it makes noise of forks, knives and other eating noises. A second loudspeaker is placed in the exhibition room and transmits the TV reports.
Video Documentation of the Installation Family Dinner - 2010
Video projection on wood sculpture
Language spoken in the video: Hebrew and English