Paleosol, 80 South documents the area of Mount Karkom in the south of Israel, a site which was identified by archeologist Emmanuel Anati as the biblical Mount Sinai following his discovery of ancient rock drawings and different ritualistic artifacts. The area, which was occupied in recent decades by the Israeli military and being used as a training zone, is home to a variety of training facilities, whose appearance is reminiscent of monumental minimalist sculptures. The work fuses two powerful myths, the militaristic and biblical, by way of combining contemporary images of Mount Karkom, filmed by a Military thermal camera, with a voice over of Emmanuel Anati’s expedition diary entries.

Credits

Producer: kobi azran | Cast: unknown | Camera: Yaniv Linton | Sound Design: Binya Reches | Music: Binya Reches