Social and Community Projects

(selected examples)

From the very outset of my career as a creative artist I was intrigued by the question: what is the social relevance of artistic practice? Is there such a thing as 'communal creativity' ?

As an environmental artist I had always been aware of my responsibility towards the living fabric of nature, but I grew increasingly weary of doing my artworks in nature on my own. My first community environmental projects confirmed my sense that doing such artworks together with other people is much more meaningful and rewarding.

In the course of my PhD research project at the Social Sculpture Research Unit at Oxford Brookes University I had a chance to deepen my interest in this field and become more familiar with Joseph Beuys' concept of Social Sculpture, which had a lasting influence on my work. The workshop processes that I designed as part of the PhD research project were social sculpture pieces in their own right. In the workshops, an arbitrary group of people from a variety of backgrounds together explored and transformed their relationship to the living fabric of natural landscape - and to each other - using a variety of creative social processes.

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Intervals

interactive installation

Mirvach Gallery, Israel 2020

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The Samania Park for Sustainability, Environmental and Social Art and Education
an ongoing project
Samania Park near Kibbutz Harduf, Israel

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Poultney River Entrance

community environmental sculpture project

Green Mountain College, Vermont, USA, 2008

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Murmur of the Valley

environmental sculpture

International Environmental Sculpture Symposium, Gesves, Belgium, 2003

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I Must Go Down to the Seas Again

site-specific sculpture

Wadi Nisnas, Haifa, Israel, 2002

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Shifting Fences

environmental sculpture

International Environmental Sculpture Symposium, Gesves, Belgium, 2003

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Back to Earth

environmental sculpture

Wadi Nisnas, Haifa, Israel, 1999

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The House of the Spring

environmental sculpture

Wadi Nisnas, Haifa, Israel, 1989

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Passageway

environmental sculpture

Sculpture Park for Peace and Coexistence,

Kaukab Abu El-Hija, Israel, 1996

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Forest Broom

environmental sculpture

Tremadoc, Wales, United Kingdom, 1994