Gili Avissar – Other Skies @ The Teder – Beit Romano, Tel Aviv
Spread-out textile installation was created especially for the Beit Romano courtyard.
Gili Avissar’s spread-out textile installation was created especially for the Beit Romano courtyard. It is a large scale project, with the sewn textile collages spilling from the rooftops. Within it, double realities reveal themselves, with dark elements penetrating fiery colors. The artist invites the spectators to “lose themselves on a frenzied shipwreck”.
The installation consists of large, colorful sails. Each sail is constructed from pieces of cloth that vary in size, design, and texture. The cloths are connected to each other via Sisyphean manual sewing. These banners carry abstract shapes, and present an interplay between pure form and color, combined with motifs reminiscent of tribal art. The cloths are sewn and interconnected so as to create a complex that does not yield to any single interpretation, but rather aims to create a new realm that expands the boundaries of possibility.
Text: Raz Samira
Photo: Lena Gomon
Venue: The Teder – Beit Romano, Tel Aviv