Irina Wainstein

August 2019, The recipient of Musrara, The Naggar School of Art and Society graduates scholarship

From the Installation and performance „The Creation of Null“ (in collaboration with Tohar Lev Jacobson)

During our stay in KuBa, we explored the nature around us with textual and linguistical means.
In our work, we offer an opportunity to re-define the space, using semantic deconstruction.
The probability of the parallel existence of the forest that is planted to be cut for wood.
In a performative ceremony we combined words that we dislocated of their immediate connotation, in writing and in language itself. We looked at the act of defining as a metaphor of the creative process.
We investigated the possibility of establishing a parallel apparatus of nature and language.
A chance to correct the human-nature power relations.
The name of the work is an homage to the poem “War Primer” by Bertolt Brecht.