Department of Fine Arts

Blanche & Romie Shapiro

Fine Art 2019, Graduate Exhibitions
Rand Izhiman, Like Yesterday
, 2019, Graduated 2019, Fine Arts

Video and Installation
Sound by : Faraj Suleiman

I overcame what occurred in the past, and have taught my body how to adapt to what is happening in the present.

I forgot the day when I had my eyes shut. I remember wanting to disappear of the face of the earth, standing in the corner where two walls meet, near my school. My senses forgot what I have heard, smelled. When I opened my eyes and saw the bomb in my garden, the memory of this fear felt back Like Yesterday.

I was acquainted with this fear, which was never distant. My mind had only accepted it when it became a part of my life; my hands never felt natural holding that round object, even though it was ever present throughout my life. I’ve kept hearing the sound of that grenade since I was a girl, and have somehow grown used to it. It’s shameful.
Through my work I reject the Occupier. I turn that rejection inwards first, towards myself, and try to extract long-lost memories hidden in my subconscious mind.

Rand Izhiman
Graduated 2019
Like Yesterday