Reconciliation is an ongoing project that was inspired by Emma’s visit to the Holocaust museum in Jerusalem in 2012 and centres around a marble sculpture that combines the respective wounds of Jesus Christ and a concentration camp prisoner. The project is complemented by 3D, digital and video works and was successfully launched at London’s Noho Studios in December 2016.
carrara marble; 20 x 110 x 25cm
Reconciliation was inspired by two seemingly divergent yet iconic historical milestones – the Holocaust and the crucifixion of Jesus Christ – and reflects on the connection between atrocities past and present. Through careful arrangement of iconic imagery, the project confronts the contemporary overexposure and indifference to conflict and brutality. By exposing lessons unlearned, Reconciliation looks unflinchingly at the fallibility of humankind and asks what morality is in today’s society.
Bust of Eliezer
mud; 45 x 20 x 20 cm; 2016
Emma created a portrait of Eliezer Goldwyn and cast the sculpture in mud to symbolise her friend’s refusal to be stuck in the mud of his past or be defined by his experiences during the Holocaust.
Reconciliation Concept Video
video; 8 minutes; 2016
filmed and edited by Nicolas Laborie, music by Martin A. Smith
This short film documents the concept behind Reconciliation and describes Emma’s visit to the Holocaust museum in Israel and her subsequent artistic journey that led to the creation of Reconciliation.
Interview With Number 157040
video; 30 minutes; 2016
filmed by Emma Elliott, musical excerpts by Ittai Shapira : editors Gido Karow & Andrew Crowe
This documentary is based on an interview with Auschwitz survivor Eliezer Goldwyn who agreed to lend his number to Reconciliation and whose story of survival is at the heart of the project.
Eliezer sadly passed away on January 5th 2017, aged 93 years.
Reconciliation Digital Edition
sedition video; 2 minutes 2016
The digital edition of Reconciliation that Emma created with Sedition, positions two outstretched arms starkly against a backdrop which fades in and out of recognisable natural surfaces, from moss to pebbles and coals. The work features music by composer Martin A. Smith.
All proceeds benefit the Holocaust Educational Trust.