One Minute Before the Panic

Before moving to North America (August 2012) I was part of the residency program at the Jerusalem Print Workshop. I worked there on a limited edition of thirty seven silk print books titled “One Minute Before the Panic”. This title depicted my state before another move from country to country.

As a reflection on fears and uncertainty, I confronted representations of fear and concerns from an impending catastrophe as it lurks about within a comfortable bourgeois setting. Those prints are not a documentation of the different situations of catastrophe, or images of fear; rather, they are pseudo-documentations of situations of safety, serenity and the moment before the panic. They are, in a way, an attempt at displaying the absence of the image of the Freudian Uncanny in its very omnipresence.