Work: The Classroom
Date: in progress 

In 2005 my primary school teacher told me that: "We (the West) need to protect the state of Israel no matter the cost, because it is an island of democracy in a see of dicators."

The Classroom is an artistic research project that starts from a personal memory out of 2005. At the time I was 11 years old and in my last year of primary school. The subjects that year included democracy. For the last few days, we had learned about human rights, freedom of speech and the separation of powers. At the end of this class, my teacher pulled out an overhead projector, showed us a map of the middle-east and said: "We (the West) need to protect the state of Israel no matter the cost because it is an island of democracy in a sea of dictators." At the time, as an 11-year-old girl, I could not have been more euphoric. We had just learned about the wonders of democracy and so it seemed only logical to defend this concept of freedom.


This is the memory as I remember it at the start of my research. Time has gone over it and I depict the moment in so many pieces only the description of the memory remains. regardless of the loss of the memory as an image in my head, I created a clock containing all the elements that play a roll in the memory(see above). This is the basis for the recreation of the classroom, and the many questions on power, hierarchy, communication, information, critical thinking, media, politics, personal responsibilities, relationships, emotions, and time.