A Crawling Home Narrative
30.10.14 - 20.12.14
The exhibition "A Crawling Home Narrative" presents the work process of the multidisciplinary artist Aya Eliav during the last two years. The occupation with the term "woods" in Aya Eliav's works did not appear out of thin air. Five years ago, the artist started dealing, almost in an unconscious way, with the single tree, that appeared in her works in an almost abstract way, isolated and detached, rootless and sometimes burnt out looking or lifeless. Over time, this occupation clarified as a search for identity, for roots: longing for them and fearing them. This topic has gradually expanded from one single tree to the woods; a wider, deeper and more branched search.
The longing for an adventure, for uncertainty, for the danger that lies within entering the dense forest, against the basic need for a home, safe and familiar – is the duality which stands in the core of the exhibition.