Yael Toren: EARTH
An inverted virtual scene of a futuristic imagery, back to an ancient origin, embryonic and terminal at the same time, linked to the dust of creation and earth of burial. The human body within the focal point of the digital camera’s eye, is surrounded meticulously, first from very close-up and slowly at a growing distance, revealing a head, a hand, an ear, a whole image. The sculptural-material body, blindly withdrawn into itself, breaks up and crumbles before our very eyes. The whole cycle of life is completed; seemingly, the snake really bites its own tail. The embryonic image, vulnerable, though of a stony texture, or the opposite way around, an image of a forgotten fossil having “natural,” physical characteristics. A hyper-realistic scene, culminating in a shining explosion within the darkness.