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  • MARKS OF EXISTENCE

    Video Installation, 2015 || Two Channel HD, 5:00 min loop

    This work in several parts refers directly to the history of the exhibition site. Jerusalem’s Hansen House was used from the late nineteenth century to the year 2000 as a hospital for leprosy patients and was then transformed into a public cultural center. Outcasts found asylum in this building, received protection and care. As bearers of an illness that was long considered incurable, they were also excluded from society, hidden behind walls and isolated, reduced to their bodies and their frailties by the power of the “clinical gaze” (Michel Foucault). References rich in association in the film and in projections on to the hospital interior evoke the site’s past and its patients. At the same time, the visitors to the exhibition are invited to cross the bridge between the past and the present and to become the object under examination.