Letters to Shevik
One channel video & sound installation, 2021, 15 minutes
From 1987 until his death, Isaac Katz, the artist's great-grandfather, was writing letters to his deceased wife, Bat-Sheva (also known as Shevik), on a weekly basis. In these letters, 238 in all, he chronicled his everyday activities, reminisced old memories, and reflected on the nature of old age, solitude, and love. This video and sound installation takes an epistolary form and contemplates writing as an act of self-preservation and seeking solace as well as a ritual of intimate exchange.