Aaron Paz


Ever since I moved to Jerusalem, Shabbat – the Jewish Sabbath – is the only time when my parents and I see each other. About two years ago I began to observe Shabbat and since then, the space of my life has changed – as has my relationship to the space of my parents’ home.

Different dimensions of time emerge from this project: reconstructing the activities that I do on Shabbat; documentation that takes place in real time – when I assess what’s permitted and what’s forbidden vis-à-vis photography on Shabbat; and the time that’s routine – which, to me, indicates the physical territory in which I exist.

*Stalemate is a situation in the game of chess where the player whose turn it is to move is not in check but has no legal move.