Memory (Saba Moshe)
In this series, I focus on the character and image of the Israeli man. I try to define the ethnology of my land, my family and of my own.
I begin to figure out the effects of environmental education, ethos, militarism, masculinity and repressed violence.
During my work, I return to and linger on places, people, and objects, as if they have a great significance. I mix my own memory with other’s family album photos, my personal belongings and those of others. I use several formats in order to disrupt times. By using so-called archival and archeological approach, I document my subjective reality. I use self-reflection to identify an identity of an entire society. I try to set myself as part of the collective memory, try to preserve and recreate the legacy, which I absorbed through the years. In the work, I question the relevance of being an Israeli, a Jew, a soldier, a man.