Bank Hapoalim Carpet consists of a large-scale wall-carpet which was hand-woven in Afghanistan over the course of an entire year, an interactive app and a documentary video.
The production of the carpet was facilitated by a Pakistani carpet trader who immigrated to Israel. His old working relations with Afghanistan made this project possible despite the lack of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Based on an article published in the New York Times in 1902, Black Panther Got Loose from the Bronx Zoo, a hand-woven tapestry, tells the true story of a panther, who escaped from the Bronx Zoo and, after struggling with the police, dove into the Bronx River and swam to his freedom. The project consists of a large-scale wool hand-woven tapestry (gobelin) and a short video reviewing the story behind this project and its process of making.
Electricity Garden is a large-scale ceramic piece mounted on one of the walls at HaSharon Garden (also known as Electricity Garden). The garden is located in south Tel Aviv, and is known as an unmarked border between some of the poorest neighborhoods in Tel Aviv and the wealthy Rothschild Boulevard.
Providing an aerial view of the garden, the piece resembles orientation maps typically found in amusement parks, zoos, and historical sites.
The installation Ethiopian Curtain of the Ark features a one-to-one model of the Ark of the Covenant wrapped in an Ethiopian traditional cover and a complementary video.
The project revolves around the canonical encounter story between queen of Sheba and king Solomon. According to Ethiopian epos, the Queen of Sheba traveled to Jerusalem, where she had a brief romance with King Solomon, later giving birth to their son, Menelik.
Ethiopian Curtain of the Ark imitates an ethnographic artifact and formal display modes, which are common in folk museums. After being exhibited at a museum of contemporary art, the project was shown in a comprehensive ethnographic exhibition about Ethiopia and and deepened its subversion under the notion of originality and authenticity.
Maimonides' Attire recalls the image of Maimonides, one of the most important figures in Judaism. Maimonides was well-recognized as a philosopher and a physician in Islamic culture as well, due to his writings in Arabic.
The project is based on a common legend about Saladin, the first sultan of Egypt and Syria. According to the story, Saladin fell ill during his reign over Jerusalem and none of his men managed to cure him until the famous Egyptian doctor, Maimonides, was summoned to the sultan’s palace and healed him. As a gift for his good service, Saladin gave Maimonides a magnificent jalabiya and a 1000 dinar note, and the two men developed a deep friendship.
The historical reference for the reproduction of Maimonides' features and dress is a 1000 NIS banknote issued in Israel in 1983.
Roses is inspired by dating websites and contemporary sociological research, and is meant to create an overview of a person’s romantic profile. Using graphic means, Micheali created diagrams shaped like rose-stems and comprised of various elements signifying past, present and desired romantic experiences. The data represented in the diagrams was collected by anonymous questionnaires, which were analyzed by the artist to create each diagram, using a predefined index of visual elements.
A series of fabricated stamps, inspired by zionist symbolism