This series of 3 works was created between the years 2012-2015.
It is about the way I experience my life, my stay, here in the Netherlands (north-west Holland) after 30 years and a little more.
It is real (yet sort of like a series of dreams): at times a bit surrealistic, at times real - very real…
Actually, it is about a family, generations after generations, and… the grandma: she is always there and has been there ever since. She is the representative of the other generation, the other time, the other layer, yet holding the ropes in her hands, navigating it all so that changes…will not be.
The beautiful aquarium with the fountain in the middle, standing at one of the corners: it is there, a bit off-center, yet very central.
It is all beautiful, peaceful, everything is in its place. The fish, swimming on one exact line, do not dare cause any social dis-order to this perfect harmony, yes, they all are swimming in a very calm, orderly and obedient way. They do like all other fish do (at least in this part of the world), talking very silently: ‘Oh, since I’m here…ok, yes, now I understand…’
Looking as if they are all very much connected to one another, the lights are soft and beautiful. But the silence - it is sort of stormy/silent-like.
It is about those things which happen when most household or family members are lying in bed, in the wee-light hours, when you are on your own listening to the fish and to this water fountain, just wondering about the silence…
Then finishing, wrapping up the day that is just about to end and evaporate, looking at the glass …the glass half-full or half-empty, (well, it is quite some time that it isn’t about the wine…), just wondering about the days to come
FACTSHEET:Dimensions : 100 cm x 100 cm x 200 cm (Height, Width, Depth)
Weight : 3 kg
Year : 2015
Material : Wood, Light, Stone, Others
i was born in Israel 1952 (kibbutz Hazorea), live and work in the Netherlands from 1985 to present. Study from 83-85 nova Scotia university of the arts, Canada, and 85’-89’ completed studies at g. Rietveld academy, the Netherlands.I am fascinated by the simplicity … taking the complexity's of life... the daily... but fascinated...trying to "fish' the small things in life.... In general, all my works are responding to a personal situations or events in my life. Maybe… I am somehow the viewer and the participant at same time, on one hand the center of the unit, however, on the other hand, also the viewer, watching the ‘things ‘happening around… Noam Ben-jacov has been developing his ‘dynamic body related work’ (body-sculptures) for more than 30 years,Creating the work, I emphasizing on the mental, physic & movement. relating to the human body as the ‘motor’, the center’ creating the construction around, with and on the body, paying much attention to the overall contact between sculpture & human body as well as to the sound the ‘work’ makes and just naturally not forgetting the space surrounding it all, ‘enjoying’ the restrictions taking, incorporating them along into this moving sculptural unite. A unit where the human can define owns space, room, saying space meaning the inside and outside space, a room where you can be in… caring it, living in, thought of extension, sheltering with…in.I am strongly believing in very personal self-expression and wanting my work to be as associative as can be, or perhaps just letting the work to talk …to scream… preferably to sing….
noam ben-jacov, Installation, Performance
noam ben-jacov, Mixed Media, Natural materials
noam ben-jacov, Others, Performance
noam ben-jacov, Others