Lilach Eliyahu
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Lilach Eliyahu

COUNTRY
France

CATEGORY
B

EDITION
2016 - Finalist

One Flew Over the Cuchoo’s Nest

DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK

I created a collection of bags and shoes inspired by two of my favorite writers. 

I wanted to create an absurd game, driven by the movement of the wearer that will give her/him a moment of pleasure that will make him feel free from the conventions.

"Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

INSPIRATION

Starting point for this collection, came from the English novelist Virginia Woolf and the Israeli dramatist and theater director, Hanoch Levin. 

The relation between the both came from their common attitude to the concept of freedom.Woolf was expressing her willing to freedom from the rigid conventions in her time and Levin, was expressing in an absurd way,  his critical point of view, about how we trapped in a illogical life. 

I used the bird and the cage elements, as symbols of freedom. Those elements supposed to amuse the person who wears them, and giving to him a "moment of freedom", in an absurd way.

MATERIALS USED

My work is a combination of different materials and textures. I choose different leather skins, like snakeskin, pigskin and calf, in different hue colors of brown, with touch of color. And a wood element that create the final harmony in each piece.