Photo by Liron Zisser

Bombshell cello is a new cello cut out of a bombshell I found in the bazaar of Sulaymaniyah city (Iraq) in December 2019.  the transformation of the military object into an art object, especially the cello, shows the deconstruction of the symbols of culture and violence. And on the other hand, the form of the cello had a  cultural power and indeed legalised a material that is illegal to transport. Through the form of a cello, the shell material has been transported from country to country, otherwise have not been possible; this demonstrates how society conforms to the power of the form of the cello without asking questions. The sound of the bombshell cello can represent the sound that affected our vision and taste through listening during war time and how  we perceived  sound  and how it shaped both society and individuals. Listen