In "Manja" I used photos taken from the archives of the Israeli Kibbutz movement, where I grew up, to create personal portraits of childhood and adolescence without privacy. These photo works come to life in the studio where I use overhead projector transparancies, film celluloid, as well as ink, mirrors and broken glasses to create series of projections, which I then capture digitally. The images activate the tension that exists between the images’ appearance as documents on one hand and abstract projections on the other hand, a tension that accentuates the power they have to tell private stories in a public way. In aggregate the series offers an intimate viewing of an alternative order, one by which private and public are mixed in a way that is core to the human identities of both object and subject.