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Lick Me

2020

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A Sound work as Part of Shahar Afek's Exhibition at the Petach Tikva Museum of Art

The installation "Lick Me" functions as an edible archive of physical actions and mental states. The work was born out of the Shahar’s personal experience, when due to an illness he had to avoid solid foods.

On his doctors’ recommendation, Afek switched to an ice cream and popsicle-based diet. Designed to cool the oral cavity, soothe, and nourish the body, the popsicles became a source of comfort, allowing him to disconnect and dream.

The analogy between the popsicles and the artist’s body continues through a text written in the first person, which emanates from the freezer when the doors open, accompanied by music composed and preformed by Guy Cohavi, and declares “Now I have set, I am good and ready, lick me.”

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