Golden Apple 
The Russian Compound is a historical complex characterised by an entangled political-economic relationship that serves as a local historical representation of Jerusalem and of Israel. The compound is currently undergoing a gentrification process. At its heart, the new campus of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design is being built. The construction of the new campus is in the excavation phase in the area of what will be reconstructed as the building’s new foundation. A new “pit” is being dug which descends vertically underground and which unravels the layers of history that this land contains. Establishing the foundation, reconstructs and redefines existing history, conceals traces of the past and simultaneously creates a new historical place. This series tries to define the new “pit” which has unraveled in the ground, due to its surroundings.