And a River Went out of Eden is a site specific installation at The Schocken Library in Jerusalem, inspired by the Mnemosyne Atlas by Aby Warburg, an art historian who was one of the first to develop iconology as an independent research method. A picture atlas consisting of 40 wooden panels covered with black cloth, the Mnemosyne Atlas includes nearly 1,000 pictures from books, magazines, and newspapers from various cultures, periods and locations, arranged by theme and visual affinities. Elyakim will adopt Warburg’s methodology for this installation.
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