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List of Images

Fig. 1 The Hanged Man [from the Rider-Waite tarot deck]. 1909. Sacred-Texts. Web. 28 Sep. 2015. <>

Fig. 2 "This Place" - Exhibition view. Personal photograph by ME. 2015.

Fig. 3 Just a Stone. Personal photograph by ME. 2015.

Fig. 4 Lavie, Rafi. Bli Koteret [Untitled]. 1977. Acrylic, colored pencil and collage on plywood, 122 x 83 cm. The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. The Israel Museum Jerusalem. Web. 28 Sep. 2015. <,%20%D7%A8%D7%A4%D7%99&list=>

Fig. 5 Bergner, Yosl. Idealistim [Idealists]. 1978. Oil on canvas, 150 x 161 cm. Collection: Professor Avram Kampf, Haifa. The Israel Museum Jerusalem. Web. 28 Sep. 2015. <>

Fig. 6 Ne'eman, Michal. Ha'Einayim shel ha'Medina [The Eyes of The Country]. 1974. Silver print, 40 x 50 cm. The Artist's Collection. The Israel Museum Jerusalem. Web. 28 Sep. 2015. <,%20%D7%9E%D7%99%D7%9B%D7%9C&list=>

Fig. 7 Olive Tree Square. Personal photograph by ME. 2014.

Fig. 8 Privar, Aharon. Min'ee Kolech mi'Bechi [Keep Your Voice from Weeping]. 1964. Concrete Embossment. Beit Yad la'Banim, Petach-Tikva. Pikiwiki. Web. 29 Sep. 2015. <>

Fig. 9 Kafri, Mordechay. Monument to the Memory of the Dead Soldiers of Gush-Dan. 1956.

Fig. 10 Monument in a Park [Unidentified place]. Photographer: Unknown.

Fig. 11 Monument consists of unidentified graves. Photographer: Unknown.

Fig. 12 Becher, Brend and Hilla Becher. (89) Wesseling / Koln, D. 1983. Photograph. Gas Tanks. By Bernd and Hilla Becher. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1993. 107.

Fig. 13 Monument in memory to the Palmach fighters who died in Zaryin Battle. 1948. Photographer: Alexander Studio.

Fig. 14 Izrael Valley Monument, Photographer Unknown. 

Fig. 15 Becher, Brend and Hilla Becher. (22) Wesseling / Koln, D. 1983. Photograph. Gas Tanks. By Bernd and Hilla Becher. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1993. 34.

Fig. 16 Rubinger, David. ha'Tsanhanim le'Yad ha'Kotel [The Paratroops Next to the Western Wall]. 7 June 1967. Photograph. Government Press Office. Web. 23.Apr.2016 <>

Fig. 17 Rubinger, David. Meshachrerai ha'Kotel 2012 [The Western Wall Liberators 2012]. Photograph by ME. 2012.

Fig. 18 Details from the Company's Catalogue: Monuments DIY, From ME’s collection 2015. <!in-memory-of/csy1>

Fig. 19 My Sister in Front of an Orange Tree and the Moon. Illustration by ME, 1990.

Fig. 20 Budko, Yosef. Sketch for the Poem "Zohar". 1923. Woodcut. Jerusalem Artists' Museum House, Jerusalem. Web. 28 Sep. 2015. <>

Fig. 21 Budko, Yosef. Lo Yivrach Ish Kamoni [A Man Like Me Will Not Run Away]. 1930. Woodcut. Privet Collection. Tirosh Auction House. Web. 28 Sep. 2015. <>

Fig. 22 Detail from the series Distinguishing Between the Sacred and the Profane. [Hebrew: המבדיל] Photograph. 2004. The Artist's Collection. <!hamavdil/c1tww>

Fig. 23 Ader, Bas Jan. In Search of the Miraculous. 1975. Bas Jan Ader: In Search of the Miraculous. By Verwoert Jan. London: Afterall Books, 2006. Monoskop. Web. 28 Sep. 2015.

Fig. 24 Kabakov, Ilya. The Man Who Flew into Space from His Apartment. 1985. Installation mixed mediums. Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow. Art in America Magazine. Web. 29 Sep. 2015. <>

Fig. 25 I Amsterdam. 2008. Detail from performance documentation. ME Collection.

Fig. 26 Hauck, Emma. Untitled (Letters to Husband – "komm, komm" and "Herzensschatzi komm"). n.d. The Prinzhorn Collection Museum, Heidelberg. Sammlung Prinzhorn. Web. 30 Sep. 2015. <>

Fig. 27 Rothko, Mark. Gray in Yellow. 1960. Oil on Paper Laid on Canvas, 60.3 x 47.6 cm. Artnet. Web. 30 Sep. 2015. <>

Fig. 28 Beautiful photos of flowers, Detail from My Ghetto, 2010. Illustration by ME.

Fig. 29 Hans-Peter Feldmann: Flower No. 4, 2009.

Fig. 30-32 In the Hospital's Waiting Room, Tel Aviv. Illustrations by ME, 2014.

Fig. 33 Monet, Claude. Reflections of Clouds on the Water-Lily Pond.1920-1926.

Fig. 34 Detail from My Ghetto, 2010, Video installation, Amsterdam. Illustration by ME.

Fig. 35 Sadka, Noa. Seclusion no.1, Amsterdam 1999 (Detail from installation) <>

Fig. 36 Sadka, Noa. Seclusion no.9, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel 2012.

Fig. 37 Israeli, Erez. Before and After. 2008. Photograph, 60 x 50 cm. Nrg. Web. 30 Sep. 2015. <>

Fig. 38 Maciunas, George. The Fluxus Manifesto. 1963. George Maciunas Foundation Inc. Web. 30 Sep. 2015. <>

Fig. 39 Detail from My Ghetto, 2010. Video installation. Illustration by ME. <!my-ghetto/c1fgq>

Fig. 40 Detail from My Ghetto, 2010. Video installation. Illustration by ME. <!my-ghetto/c1fgq>

Fig. 41 Queuing in the supermarket, 2015. Illustration by ME.

Fig. 42 3D's Pickle, 2014. Illustration by ME.

Fig. 43 Goya, Francisco. The Third of May. 1808. Oil on Canvas, 8' 9" x 13' 4". Museo del Prado, Madrid. KhanAcademy. Web. 30 Sep. 2015. <>

Fig. 44 Freund, Gisele. Walter Benjamin in the Bibiothèque National in Paris. 1937.

Fig. 45 Schwarzkogler, Rudolf. 3 Aktion.1965.

Fig. 46 Laderman Ukeles, Mierle. Washing/Tracks/Maintenance: Outside, July 22, 1973. Performance.

Fig. 47 Acconci Vito. Three Relationship Studies: Shadow-Play, Imitations, Manipulations, 12:30 Video, Brooklyn NY 1970.

Fig. 48 Harry Houdini, a Famous Escapologist and Magician. c. 1899. The Library of Congress. Web. 30 Sep. 2015. <>

Fig. 49 Hsieh, Tehching and Linda Montano. Art/Life One Year Performance 1983–1984 Life image. The Culture Trip. Web. 30 Sep. 2015. <>

Fig. 50 Jordanian Pilot Burned Alive by ISIS. Still from Video. Feb. 2015. Walla. Web. 30 Sep. 2015. <>

Fig. 51 Delvoye Wim. Detail from Art Farm, Yang Zhen (Beijing). Pigs tattooed with the trademarked pattern of French luxury brand Louis Vuitton. 2003-2010.

Fig. 52 The Nothing. Still Image from The Never Ending Story Film. Dir. Wolfgang Petersen. Neue Constantin Film and Warner Bros. Pictures, 1984. The Neverending Story. Web. 30 Sep. 2015. <>

Fig. 53-54 Detail from AID – Artistic Institute for Disappearing. 2011. Installation. The Artist’s Collection. <!the-institute-for-disappearing/ccuy>

Fig. 55 Klein, Yves. Leap into the Void, 5, rue Gentil-Bernard, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France, October 1960. 1960. Artistic action by Yves Klein. Photo by Harry Shunk-John Kender. The Artist and Roy Lichtenstein Foundation. Yves Klein Archives. Web. 30 Sep. 2015. <>

Fig. 56 Ader, Jan Bas. Please Don’t Leave Me. 1969. Black and White Photograph, 26.4 x 33.7 cm. Museum Boijmans. Web. 30 Sep. 2015. <>

Fig. 57 Lozano, Lee. General Strike Piece. 1969. offset print, 28 cm x 21.5 cm. Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas, Austin. Pastelegram. Web. 30 Sep. 2015. <>

Fig. 58 Acconci, Vito. Detail from the Performance Seedbed. 1972. Gelatin Silver Print, 20.1 x 29.7 cm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Web. 30 Sep. 2015. <>

Fig. 59 Sorry – Installation view. 2014. ME Collection. <!sorry/c18yq>

Fig. 60 From: Saturday's evening service

Fig. 61 The Entrance to My Home, 2015. Illustration by ME.