Do you have a fence around your house
A wall marking the borders of your yard
A gate to enter the premises
How many doors
Is it your home?
do you remember the kindergarten teacher that taught you to split the last
crayon into three because two other hands wanted to color the ocean in red
did you ever think of building a wall around your crayon, thinking it was yours
to protect to defend to arm to control to lock to occupy to destroy.
I want to find the reason for our hate
the root of its beginning
it takes half of the amount of time you’ve been with someone
to recover from the breakup
How long will it take us to recover from the hate we breathe into one another
How many walls will we break
Dig from the ground
How many borders will we have to take back, retrace
When it rains in Jerusalem it rains on Palestine and israel at the same exact
time, the shadow of the cloud doesn’t divide the wall on the ground, it casts
the same light.
I’m afraid someone is studying how to build walls that can divide parts of the
A single light source can never create two separate shadows
The sun is the only light source we’ve got, meaning my
shadow touches yours all the time.
Hide in the dark?
I tried that a million times
Communal suicide for the sake of light
Maybe for silence
Maybe for night.
What is the first step
Help me find the first step
Want to die trying to collapse searching
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Born in 1984, in Tel-Aviv Israel, Meital Yaniv is an interdisciplinary visual artist writer and filmmaker currently working in Los Angeles. Yaniv’s practice is built on a visual dialogue that bridges the personal and political conditions at the core of her origin. Yaniv conceives alternative practices for re-experiencing traumatic events through mirroring the other. Her book, Spectrum for an Untouchable, was published in October 2016. Her work has been exhibited at LACA (Los Angeles Contemporary Archive), Arena 1 Gallery, Visitor Welcome Center, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), LAST Projects, PØST, Photo LA, Cirrus Gallery, Shulamit Gallery, Raid Projects and For Your Art Gallery in Los Angeles. Mana Contemporary and Catalyst Ranch in Chicago and The Alice Gallery in Seattle. Yaniv holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.
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