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  • Pillar of Cloud

    Single channel video projected on suspended plexiglass. 2:34min. Silent. 2015.

    Pillar of Cloud is a looping video, sourced from the internet, that shows rockets being deployed between Israel and Gaza. These clips become raw material that I have edited so that the endless explosions begin to look like clouds. The title is taken both from the Israeli name for a 2012 military operation against Hamas, as well as from the book of Exodus, where a divine Pillar of Cloud guides the Israelites through the desert. I look at these "clouds," created from violence, and wonder if they are a perverse man-made recreation of the divine.