This work made of a series of silver prints with solarisation. The images are reproductions of photos of the fallen soldiers from the memorial room in my Kibbutz In Israel. I have been exposed to this group of pictures since I was a little boy. Except for two, all were killed before I was born. However, I know their pictures and know their names.
The degree of image reproduction is uncertain; some are clearly, themselves, reproductions of photos. Following the transitions, small details disappear, transforming into an array of spots. The personal image, personal representation, becomes more and more generic. It begins to question what is a personal representation, and what is the public representation of the dead. Does the shown picked image give a reliable representation of a person? Who selected the image that represents him forever?
Reversal occurs during the solarisation. The dark becomes light, black to white, material to antimatter. I’m trying to wonder how the image preserves or generates the memory. The act changes the status of the photograph from a memory object of longing to an admiration object, such as a portrait of a famous actor. during the photographic process, the characters became objects, the nothing to something, the space to a material.