Eden Ofrat / Luna
Opening: 08/03/2007 Closing: 13/04/2007
The space is dark; 8 big barrels are standing on the floor. Each barrel is filled with water reflecting a full moon on its surface.
A video projection is screened on the ceiling which shows a spider web and a girl climbing it, trying to reach the moon in its middle. Reaching the moon, the girl disappears in it; at the same time the moons inside the barrels turn into eyes with sick-looking pupils.
The eye in the barrels blinks and slowly disappears until the water becomes black and empty. Then, big, black she-spider crawls out of the moon screened on the ceiling, and prowls around the web until everything becomes black.
The girl climbs to Luna; she climbs to the moon-eye. Whose eye? It might be her own eye or one of the eight eyes of the carnivorous she-spider, the tarantula. It might be the artist’s climb to herself, a destructive self-reflection or a self approval in denying oneself? She climbs the spider web as the mythological Arachne, the skilled weaving woman whom Athene turned into a spider. In a moment she will make it, in a moment she will see, in a moment her eye will close and with it the eight eyes of the spider, the one to offer a sacrifice and the victim.