Alicia Shahaf photographs herself in magical trance situations. She meets the feminine, dark figure of the deity.
With computer processing, she connects her body operations with the “sacred” animals of the archetypal female totem. As mystical tarot cards, she connects with the forces of darkness and releases the female demons through the realm of photographic realism. Her self-act as a sacred and ritual performance.
In the video work “she will steal your heart“, she shows the ritual spell in a processed X-ray of a body that undergoes a strange process of beautiful diamond-like engagement. As a self-healing process from the dark forces in the light of the screen. Making Venus Peel and Nut Secret Real.
Eyal Ben Dov, Curator of the Exhibition “Noga Shell and the secret of the Nut”
Jerusalem, October 2019