Reflecting (on) Gaza

Mirror, LED, Wooden Box, Hight: 124,5cm, Width: 54, Depth: 10cm

The mirror is laser engraved from the backside, allowing light to pass through in the areas where the reflecting alloy is removed. The piece shows all manmade structures in the Gaza strip. With this technique all human structures build in this area have the same weight, no building is prioritized and the overall pattern of the settlement appears. The pattern of the dense Palestinian city that spreads out into the land is halted abruptly (by the militarized border of Israel) and very different architectural structures are dotted over the land (the Israeli-settlements). This map, that tells us nothing about the conflict, except the facts of buildings on the ground in fact screams about the inequality and the injustice of the situation.