with Tal Erez (Israel)
By receiving donations, the KKL(JNF-Jewish National Fund), in about thirty years, purchased more than a million acres of land from local arabs, and new settlements started to emerge. But KKL had another very important role, as a designer of Israeli landscape. Ruins of more then 80 Arab villages those were abandoned during the war of independence and ruined by Israel where found amongst the KKL forests. The researches offer a theory in which those forests where planted in order to erase the history of those inhabitants, presenting a facade of a new uninhabitated country which was intended for the Jewish people to re-colonize. The trees which where planted where mostly Pine and Eucalyptus, and using the technique of layering, created a new "natural" layer over unatural one.
This project researches the technique of LAYERING, and this play between natural and unnatural layers.