Over the past two years I have been living at Beit HaArava, a kibbutz whose history holds loss, death and transience.
In the framework of the project, I created an archive for the new Beit HaArava. The Kibbutz that was established in 1938, was disbanded and re-established in 1983, and in 2001 moved to its current location. Throughout the work I adopted the "eye" of the archivist who wishes to collect as many impressions as possible, in the aim of re-composing the image of the place as it had once been. Except that the place still exists and there is no need for an archive in order to guess what transpired here. In the project I wish to express that tension between what is worth preserving and what exists.
The project was photographed with a medium format film camera (8X6), black and white.