This three-channel installation tackles issues of deconstruction and reassembling of landscapes. It is part of a large-scale installation that also functions as a stand-alone work.
On both ends of a center table there are sandboxes with projections of buildings and people. In the center of the table similar objects are projected over compartmentalized scenery from Jerusalem’s surroundings. The table appears inviting from afar, but is actually unapproachable. It has no legs but is standing on the chairs themselves. One may setup but may not interfere.
Two cement blocks emerge from the table and shift their virtual weight towards the sides of the room simulating sunrise and sunset, coming full circle.
“Setup” invites close inspection yet leaves no room for intervention. When approached the esthetics collapse into gritty buildings, revealing multiple layers.
“Setup” has been generously supported in part by the Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest.