In his first solo exhibition, Shabtai Pinchevsky employs simulation and three-dimensional mapping tools in order to observe the architectural environment of Temple Mount/Haram esh-Sharif compound. Architecture is employed as a stage and a main tool in the violent confrontations between Palestinians and the Israeli security forces at the place. Photographs from these confrontations are circulated on social media, from which emerge new images of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock. The digital rendering, usually used in order to envision the architectural future, is used in this case to reconstruct the present and the past, and to produce the images of this compound as it may be remembered in the future.
Gas, Stun, Smoke – stereoscopic reconstructions for building details, Shabtai Pinchevsky, 2017