Black Soil (2002)

Since the beginning of the second Intifada there has been an increase of about 70% in fires across Israel. The fires are often caused by military activities and by terrorist attacks. The land in dispute becomes the victim; the holy land is abused and violated by those who are wishing to redeem her, by those who claim their absolute love for her. Like a cancer, the violence is spreading through the land. These dark images are of the Blood and Soil, and the continuous battle between culture and nature.

 

In stark contrast to the black landscape the Red Light White City images were taken from the Jewish quarter in Nazareth overlooking the Arab Village of Iksal in a blaze of red with the intensity of a burning fire. These images were taken at night with a long exposure of tranquil scenery. The images point to a tension between formal beauty and explosive violence.

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