Holocaust Memorial Day, 03:35min, 2012
The work touches upon a collective memory idea. It is about my participation in the Israeli holocaust Memorial Day siren while residing in the United States.
Every year in Israel, during the Holocaust Memorial Day, a siren rings throughout the country where citizens stand no matter their location, creating a moment of silence in remembrance of those who perished in the Holocaust.
On 2012, was my first time I wasn't present for this tradition. As a second generation of Holocaust survivors this is very important for me. In the video I experience the siren over the phone when on the other side, across the ocean, my mom collaborates with me allowing me to hear the siren in real-time.
In addition, I decided that although I was physically in America, where there is no siren sounded, I found a way to bring to New York (Washington Square Park) what is happening in the streets of Israel on the Holocaust Remembrance Day. Performing this Israeli tradition in the US was personally comforting and revelatory to the people who participated for those two powerful minutes of silence.