“Helium Head” plays on the thin line between observation point interchange. The viewer starts as an observer, but soon becomes the observed.
100 silver Mylar balloons filled with helium, cover the ceiling. Directly below, a 22 karat gilded skull, is positioned on the floor. The multi-observation points are achieved by the tiny gilded skull reflection in the balloons, the balloons reflection among themselves, and the viewer’s reflection that is absorbed in the balloons.
This installation deals with societal hierarchy and its translation into a ‘Fictional Societal Reality’ and the artist contention of how the point-down societal pyramid
governs, as opposed to the petered-out one.
*First shown as part of the exhibition “West And- Young Israeli Art”, Chelsea, New York, 1999