Itamar Gov Letters to Shevik

Letters to Shevik 2021

One channel video & sound installation, 15 min.

Starting in 1987 and persistently continuing until his death, Isaac Katz wrote letters to his wife Bat-Sheva (Shevik) on a weekly basis. In these letters, 238 altogether, he describes his everyday activities alongside distant memories, contemplating the essence of age, solitude, and love. Assuming the form of a letter, the work reverberates Isaac’s calls into the void, acknowledging the act of writing not only as a reciprocal ritual of intimacy or remembrance, but also of self-preservation and relief.