Israeli born Jobani is interested in the connection between man and earth. In his native tongue the word for land (adama) and the word for man (adam) are strikingly similar.
The production method involves another point of intersection between the body of man and the bodies of land. Topography is mostly associated with maps as a way to demonstrate elevation. In this case Itamar Jobani has employed the technique of determining x and y coordinates and stacking them to define z supplying the sculptural forms with their stepped appearance.
In “Narcissus” (below) interactive video is used to incorporate the viewers face reflected in the pool of water. The piece is a meditation on the dangers of disregarding the very direct connection between humans and the planet that supports existence.
24 January – 28 February 2009
Andrea Meislin Gallery