Bereshit Hotel - Mizpe Ramon
"Salsolasalt kali" is a dry plant found in the desert, Disconnected from its roots and rolls in the wind-aide by its spherical structure and thus disperses his seeds. Ariela Wertheimer has created this kinetic installation in an attempt to imitate the marvelous and mysterious plant. Over time, the balls, which have the appearance of tangled bunches rolling across the gound, collect dust, leaves, discarded objects, or ay other things in their surroundings. Conceptually, they collect the place’s memories and thereby disseminate life the artwork’s materials and colors merge with the sand and desert materials and Mitzpe Ramon, and simulate the transformation the plant undergoes during its lifetime.
The exhibition 'Desert', the first of its kind presented at the Bereshit Hotel, offers a journey to the ancient landscapes through works created especially for her. This is a journey into materiality, time, the history of the landscapes and the sounds of the desert. The art relates for the meeting between the elements of nature, the sky, the sand, the stars, the rocks, all living things, when the connections between the works.The desert is made by using rocks as raw material for the works, or as a display platform for the sculptures themselves.
The exhibition explores the desert as a place - but also as an idea, given the well-known history that took place in the Ramon crater. perception The exhibition includes historical but also social and cultural layers that represent the place. Ramon Creater like all craters in the Negev desert and the Mediterranean sea region were part of the Tethys Sea floor, more than two hundred million years ago. This ocean played a significant role in the history of the geological history of the Land of Israel and contributed to the creation of the erosional craters and the limestone rock layers.