Chen Cohen and Aya Zaiger

The Hug

Video installation

The installation offers a glimpse of the collaborative work process of the two artists. The work points to the body as a field of action subjected to design, representation, and production mechanisms. It centers on body-object relationship, where the object is always created in relation to the position of the body lying or stretched on it. In these encounters with the objects they produce, several documented experiments were carried out, examining the relationship between three elements: frame of mind/mood, the state of the body-muscles/bones, and the objects. The status of the objects is liminal, between semi-medical devices and sculptural objects. On the other hand, there is the body, which in many respects is itself a kind of shifting boundary, defined by culture and subject to its constant supervision.