Itamar Jobani – Wounded Topographies

“Wounded Topographies” is a show of installations and sculpture by Itamar Jobani. The Andrea Meislin Gallery is hosting the exhibit which concludes at the end of February.

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.

Itamar Jobani - Blood, Men, Earth - 2007

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.

Itamar Jobani - Head Study - 2008

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.

Itamar Jobani - Narcissus - 2007

Itamar Jobani
Wounded Topographies
24 January – 28 February 2009
Andrea Meislin Gallery

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