I curated this project room exhibtion at articule.
According to Michel Foucault "reflections exist in a placeless place," one which is real and connected, yet unreal at the same time. Consisting of a partially opened, upright book with empty pages at the bottom of a copper well, Keren no. 4, by Montreal artist Sylvia Safdie stood solitary within the intimate space. The contained book, reflected and distorted on the inner curve of the copper, appeared to open and close while walking around the well. Engulfed by the colour, the white pages seemed to burn, their edges curling and flickering. Obviously destructive, this association with fire can also be interpreted as preserving; eternal flame memorials form this connection. A quiet meditation, Keren (Hebrew for light ray) reveals a continuous cycle — one of devastation and preservation.