CityTelling Festival. Installation in punlic spaces "Threshold"
During this project, residents and businesses in the city centre will be invited to “welcome” mezuzahs, Jewish traditional decorative cases mounted on doorposts, created by artist Jyll Bradley (Great Britain). Her work is also a metaphor for the idea of individual, personal light, to which everyone who agrees to display a mezuzah can contribute. Mezuzahs are small boxes containing scrolls of parchment that are traditionally nailed diagonally across the right side of a doorframe or courtyard entranceway. It is believed that mezuzahs protect the home from misfortune. Bradley has created a stylized object made from organic glass and wood containing a visual mezuzah “identity” in place of the traditional scroll. With her work, Bradly hopes to return the mezuzah symbol to the streets of Kaunas, which was once home to so many Jews. Organizer: Kaunas 2022. Partners: Kaunas Jewish Community