COVID-19 metaphors

COVID-19 metaphors

Anat Icar Shoham


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Exhibition Description

COVID-19 metaphors represents an imaginary archive of the COVID-19 pandemic, explored through the metaphor of the natural process of seed dispersal. 

The artist deconstructs the stages of the epidemic through meticulous observation of plants. The imagery alludes to the course of the pandemic: 

  spreading phase 
  mass infections due to public gatherings 
  hope for a vaccine 

Scanning to create the images, rather than using a camera, contributed to the experience of confinement: spending time in a dark space with the scanner light flashing to illuminate plant samples.  

Each scan uproots the objects from their context, presenting them as fragments. Devoid of colour and meaning, they float in a frightening black emptiness, alluding to states of isolation, social remoteness and trauma. 


This exhibition is outdoors. Please check what COVID-19 restrictions are in place before you visit.


Artist Bio

Anat Icar Shoham is a fine art photographer who lives and works in Israel.   

She has an M.Sc from the Hebrew University. She is an M.A student specializing in History of Photography at David and Yolanda Katz Faculty of the Arts, Tel-Aviv University. 

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