Jerusalem art students have headed to the bombarded southern town of Sderot in an ironic display of protest. As part of their continual frustration over the government’s residential fortification project and its delay in moving it forward, the students have taken it upon themselves to fortify a home with bubble wrap.
The students call it a social-art project, which has no political pretensions.
“We aren't holding a political protest because we don't have political solutions,” said Merav Svirsky. “We came here to discuss the fortification problem and the absurdity that it has dragged on for so long. There is protest in our actions, but no political statement.”
The house chosen for “fortification” was that of Moshe Nagar who lives in the heart of town and whose home had been damaged a couple times by Kassam attacks.
“At first I thought that they were coming to fortify my house, so I was pleased,” said Nagar, “but even after Svirsky told me it was only a display I agreed.”
Nagar agreed to the students’ bubble-wrapping his home because he wants to keep the fortification issue on the agenda.