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    • Ronit Levin Delgado, "Kissing wall" installation
    •  Ronit Levin Delgado, "Kissing wall" installation , 2012

      work in progress..

    • The Kissing Wall, Still image from video, Digital print, 2012
    •  The Kissing Wall, Still image from video, Digital print, 2012

    • Western Wall kisses back, plaster, lipgloss, 47''x113'', 2012
    • Western Wall kisses back, plaster, lipgloss, 47''x113'', 2012

      Returning to my homeland, Israel, where I visited the most renowned and sacred site in Jerusalem, the Western Wall. I boldly made molds of the wall’s stones as the ultimate souvenir. Upon my return to America I created replicas from these molds, a souvenir of a “souvenir” (the Western Wall is a remnant itself). The term ‘souvenir’ is an object a person acquires for the memories the owner associates with it. The essence of Judaism is ‘remembrance’, which is the foundation of being, identity and love. Creating my own personal western wall in America speaks to commodity culture. I examine the intersection between the spiritual, erotic and object, while contemplating a contemporary voice for a way of negotiates these terms in the present.

    • Make a wish, plaster, wood, velvet, metal,  11''x62'', 2012
    •  Make a wish, plaster, wood, velvet, metal,  11''x62'', 2012

    • Pocket Kotel, silicone, cardboard and photos, 17''x17'', 2012
    • Pocket Kotel, silicone, cardboard and photos, 17''x17'', 2012

      “Pocket Kotel” is a part of a body of work in an installation. It explores the different meanings of kissing through different works in refer to religion in general and Judaism in particular. It is an ongoing exploration of the erotics of embodied religion (“people of the book”).

Nearly loosing my life in three terrorist attacks in Israel, I now believe in living in the moment. This applies to my creative process as well. Serendipity, intuition and spontaneity play a big role in my process.

Conceptual work underlies my figurative visual work. My practice is interdisciplinary in nature which allows me to choose the medium which best expresses my point of view. Laughter is a keen element in my work and creates the ambivalence between the playful aspect of my work and the serious topics I deal with.

I am on a journey of discovery, both a personal and a collective one. Through employing fantasies, mockumentary, and tragic events, I explore myself in relation to social norms in search of self-discovery and self-fulfillment.

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