Title: Mudjic 2014
Notes: video installation in a trunk of an oak tree cut
Country: United Kingdom / Israel
Limor was born in 1970 in Haifa, north Israel, where she grew up by the Dead Sea. From a young age she was always interested in the supernatural and the natural world, while living in the desert provided the night sky to explore. This is a tapestry of her life, full of children, wonder and art. She met her first husband in March 1992 in Tel Aviv and they soon left on a journey to the far east. Limor lived in Hong Kong before traveling to the Philippines and Thailand where they got married in Nov 1993 before travelling in March 1994 to India. In India Limor had her astral experience and returned to Israel in August 1994.
In 1999 Limor had her first exhibition of photographs using reclaimed frames in Tel Aviv. Shortly after moving to London and giving birth to her first child, she started the foundation course in Maidstone 2004-2005. Later in 2005 she exhibited her reclaimed frame photographs in the 491 gallery at Leytonstone. Between the years 2005-2014 Limor was studying in Wimbledon School of Art for a part time degree in Sculpture. In 2006 she joined an Exhibition ‘Betrayed by the senses’ at the Bargehouse Gallery, OXO tower. In 2009 Limor had a major exhibition at The Institute of Psychiatry and Genetic studies at Denmark hills. In 2011 Limor edited her first short film “Accordance”. In June 2014 Limor finish her BA in fine art sculpture.
Addressing issues of cultural identity as a woman within our society is an important part of Limor’s art. Using the female figure is central in her work and she uses her own body as a goddess archetype. Playfulness, interaction and encouraging viewer participation to explore their senses all feature in her art shows. Limor uses materials from everyday life with a growing interest in the sublime (‘the other world’) constantly trying to share her experiences. As a symbol of our culture of buying and discarding objects, this becomes a metaphor in her work for the end of relationships and loss. She uses different objects such as mannikins, and reclaimed materials like the cut of an oak-tree trunk.
“Art gives me the freedom to express myself in a way that others can take part in. I see art as a form of communication. Art can explain things to others but also give them the freedom to understand what it means to them.” Limor found out that the process of making helps an understanding of the self. She feels that hidden emotions can be unlocked through creativity, and meditation or repetition. Working with mud and finding glass along the river shores gives a connection to the element she misses most in modern living.