Paper and gel capsules
7/8" (2.2 cm) high, 1/4" (0.6 cm) diam.
This project is a very literal interpretation of a passage in the Old Testament: In Ezekiel 3, God instructs Ezekiel to eat a scroll of lamentations so he can then speak His words to the people of Israel. By encapsulating in digestible pills the entire text of Leviticus, one of the five books of the Torah, the designers suggest a comparison between medicinal and religious prescription, as well as the idea of many people ingesting the same knowledge and then interpreting it differently, even questioning it. The entire text was divided, so that only a fragment went into each vegetable-based capsule, which were placed all together on a koshered table and displayed in the exhibition Reinventing Ritual: Contemporary Art and Design for Jewish Life at The Jewish Museum, New York, in 2009.