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Letters to Shevik

One channel video & sound installation, 2021, 15 minutes

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.

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