I Look After | Nava Frenkel


Nostalgia, the yearning for space and time lost, has become a global cultural-political phenomenon in the last century. The seductive idealization of nostalgic memories is often regressive deliberately, and may be part of a dangerous nationalist discourse. However, it can also be prospective, creative and critical.

In this work, Frenkel seeks to understand nostalgia as an awakening in the direction of a future goal. A kind of oscillation between what was, what is, and what can be. In the work she returns to old images she composed, to which she remains connected, and changes their shape. The longing for what has passed, to what is perceived as sealed and finished, seeks to see in the past an event of potential, of possibilities and developments.

Costume: Osnat Kellner
lighting design: Ofer Laufer