Ezri Tarazi, Remapping, 2015
The design of the table relates to the alterations imposed on the topography of Jerusalem by different factors at work in the city that are attempting to fundamentally change it – either by new construction or by the destruction and appropriation of existing buildings. A map of the buildings of the Old City is projected onto the tabletop, above which a three-dimensional sensor detects any objects moving in the space surrounding it. Hands moving over the table cause the buildings on the map to regroup, thus creating a new map. This optical mechanism depicts the city as a dynamic place, subject to frequent changes that are often caused by the different populations making up the human fabric of the city.