Like many of us, over the past few months, I have been required to work from home. Very quickly, a considerable part of my house began to transform its appearance. As lockdown began in LA in March, I began creating an immersive wall piece that combines hundreds of photos and manual paper-cuts, that with time ended up covering an entire room in my apartment.
During the expansion of the image of my studio onto the walls and ceiling of the room, the space underwent a complete transformation, blurring the boundaries between the real space and the imaginary one. Gradually, I realized that I have created a pseudo-reality that revealed my longing towards a reality that has passed and is no longer.
Noa Yekutieli (b. 1989) lives and works in Tel-Aviv, Israel and Los Angeles, California. She is a network member of AJU’s Institute for Jewish Creativity.
Since 2011 she has been exhibited extensively worldwide. Recent solo exhibitions include Degrees of Separation, Augsburg Kunstverien, Germany (2019), Pedestal, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (2019), Modern Portrait, NEW POSITION, Art Cologne, with Galerie Sabine Knust, Cologne, Germany (2018), and The Other Side, Public Art Installation, Los Angeles, USA (2017), and various group exhibitions across the world. Yekutieli has participated in various residencies including the Sommer Frische Knust residency in Austria, the Taipei artists village, and The Gottesman Etching Center Residency in Israel.