Stupid heart, do not be tired and shrewd but celebrant and full of joy.
Amos Oz (from the book “A Perfect Peace”)
In Greek, the word “bath” (embat) means ‘To enter.’
This installation is an invitation to enter the ultimate escape room – the bathroom. A whole world of escape from reality. Escape to the warm, purifying flow and at the same time to the personal thoughts, ideas, internal dialogues, and fantasies. Our very ability to attribute a dimension of emotion to this room is what makes it valuable to us.
The audience is invited to partake in a satisfying process of escape via visual and tactile pleasure (ASMR). Bury your hands in the water of baths filled with monochromatic polypropylene pellets. The room allows the audience to experience pleasure through touching the water: caressing,
taking a handful and releasing, listening to the sound of liquid particles producing visual pleasure and looking onto the baths where video art will be projected in order to create an immersive experience of bathing. The sensory ASMR processes will offer the bathing viewer a fleeting world of escapist cleansing.
Students from the Department of Spatial Visual Communication and the Department of Interior Design
College of Management Academic Studies (COLMAN)
Curators: Michal Kastiel, Sara Roffman, Sharon Rahav
The project was carried out in collaboration with Keter Plastic and Alony