Introspection, 2019, Rani Gilat
Updated: Mar 25, 2021
Photo: Hadar Saifan
Porcelain, gold luster; wheel thrown, slab building
Rani Gilat, b. 1970
“This is a ceiling work that causes viewers to look upwards to the sky. We discover a reflection of ourselves and the environment in a previously unseen manner – the gold surface appears cosmic, yet we are in the here and now.
This process of observation is rather strange – firstly, our head is tilted upwards, and secondly, we see a reflection of ourselves and our environment, yet have difficulty identifying what we see due to the the mirror effect of the curved gilded surface of the suspended porcelain elements.
We become strangers to ourselves, and to this mode of viewing, until we adapt and accept it.”
On display at the Rothschild Gallery, Tel Aviv Biennale of Crafts & Design, MUZA – Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv.