Residents of a Shelter from Domestic Violence

Love Has A Metallic Taste,” video installation

This is an anthology of animated poems, composed by mothers and their children in a domestic violence shelter. Capturing their transition point in life, of family constellation, and life values, the poems communicate with lucidity and emotional sobriety, a transcendent sense of love. “Love has a metallic taste” is one of the poems written by a mother and her eleven-year-old daughter. It is a verbal play of fusing abstract concepts with the tangibility of the senses. Love is conveyed as a trained, mastered force, rather then a distractive one that generates vulnerability. This installation concludes five years of a therapy and arts program, experienced as mutual learning experience among the residents and the facilitator, Granite Amit.