Staged flight to nowhere
Hansen House, Jerusalem
Airplane seats and windows, mirrors, wooden structure, carpet and more, 760 x 370 x 180 cm
Video artist Zohar Baranovitch, Sound artist Itzik Gil Avizohar, Photography by Michael Shvadron & Dor Kedmi
The 2021 Design Week in Jerusalem embraced the theme Runaway Circus, embodying the craving for hedonistic escape. The TAKEOFF exhibit in the attic blends fantasy and reality. Visitors enter aircraft-inspired units for an escape to nowhere, resonating with the post-pandemic longing for travel.
Playing with aircraft dimensions, visitors become actors in a staged set, confronting endless reflections in 45 degree angled glass mirrors.
Unlike actual flighs, TAKEOFF does not have a physical journey. Instead, it invites introspection and levitation - stages of transitions. The flight encapsulates transformation: from one place to another, reality to reality, and climate to climate, challenging time as passengers remain suspended between heaven and earth.