menashe kadishman, fallen leaves, in the jewish museum berlin.
the artist daniel libeskind created empty spaces in several parts of the building. these so called voids extend vertically through the entire museum and represent the absence of jews in german society. the memory void contains a work by the israeli artist menashe kadishman, who calls his installation ‘shalekheyt,’ or ‘fallen leaves.’ he has dedicated over 10,000 faces covering the floor to all innocent victims of war and violence.
walking through this was incredible. each piece is unique, and kadishman left each one outside scattered all over europe for one year, then collected them again for the installation. visitors are encouraged to walk on them, and with the echo in the void, the noise sounds like the remnants of thousands of years of violence. definitely one of my favorite installations of all time.