Spectrum for an Untouchable

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Spectrum_lg Meital Yaniv

GusGus Press
86 pp. ● 6×9
$7.95 (pb) ● $3.95 (eb)
ISBN 978-1-943837-54-0 (pb)
● 978-1-943837-55-7 (eb)

Publication date: November 2016

About the Book

Israel: my home, my friend, my chaperone, my guide, my heart.
Israel: my exile, my otherness, my boundary, myopia, my shadow.

Spectrum for an Untouchable is an experimental book that aspires to explain Israel, and what it means to be Israeli, from an autobiographical standpoint. The writing draws upon the color spectrum, interweaving it with memories, shapes, unseeable images, and gaps of vision in order to describe and question a place. Israel is written of as a person. It is a break-up that can never be complete, and a love that can never be fulfilled. It is a dream space that intertwines fear and pain with recognition and hope.

In the Media

Full Spectrum: Artist Meital Yaniv on Carving a Path Out of Trauma by Haili Jones Graff, Bitchmedia
Home Bittersweet Home” by Shelby Hartman, Huffington Post
Confronting Israel in poetry” by Avishay Artsy
Spectrum for an Untouchable: Meital Yaniv” by David Bell, Notes on Looking, Contemporary Arts in Los Angeles