The burst of air which accompanies the phonetic action of the Hebrew word ‘Bor’ (pit or hole) actively sculpts the mound of sand and creates itself as the spatial phenomenon it represents. The action of saying the word and the action of digging a hole become one. The live sculpting, composed of the sand and the air coming out of my mouth, transpires as a kind of magic, an incantation which makes the idea come true. Through this sort of game, in which an idea takes form by its verbalization, the distance between the abstract and the substantive is compressed.
The work was exhibited in ‘Zoom 2016’ in collaboration with the Israel Museum at Ticho House, Jerusalem.