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Sign: Tel Aviv University - Entin Square tiles - The Actor (Camus)

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Chaim Levanon St 64, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
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On the sign:
השחקן...
ממחיש איפוא בשפע כל חודש או כל יום, את האמת הפוריה, כי אין גבול בין מה שהאדם רוצה להיות לבין מה שהנו, בטרחו תמיד להיטיב לגלם, הוא מראה לנו עד כמה ’להיראות’ הוא ’להיות’, כי זו אמנותו: להתחזות באופן מלא, לחדור עמוק ככל האפשר לחיים שאינם חייו... הוא ימות בעוד שלוש שעות בדמות שהיא שלו כיום הזה ... בשלוש שעות אלה הוא עובר עד תומה את הדרך ללא-מוצא, אשר היושב באולם מקדיש את כל חייו לעשותה.

אלבר קאמי, המיתוס של סיזיפוס, 1942. מצרפתית צבי ארד

L’acteur...
illustre alors abondamment tous les mois ou tous les jours, cette vérité si féconde qu’il n’y a pas de frontière entre ce qu’un homme veut être et ce qu’il est. A quel point le paraître fait l’être, c’est ce qu’il démontre, toujours occupé de mieux figurer. Car c’est son art, cela, de feindre absolument, d’entrer le plus avant possible dans des vies qui ne sont pas les siennes... Il va mourir dans trois heures sous le visage qui est le sien aujourd’hui. Dans ces trois heures, il va jusqu’au bout du chemin sans issue que l’homme du parterre met toute sa vie à parcourir.

Albert Camus, Le Mythe De Le Mythe de Sisyphe, 1942
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Entin Square is at the entrance gate to the Tel Aviv University campus in Ramat Aviv.

The square is studded with cobblestones with quotes, sayings, illustrations or formulas of the great scientists, thinkers and writers.

In the next photo taken that day you can see the square and the way the tiles are laid Click for a larger image

Details about the square can be found here Click for sign's details

In the current plaque appears a passage written by the French writer, playwright and philosopher Albert Camus (1960-1913). Camus, who wrote well-known books such as The The Plague, The Stranger, The Fall, and more, won the Nobel Prize for Literature (1957). The current passage is taken from the existentialist philosophical essay "The Myth of Sisyphus", in which the logic of the absurd, and about the solitary man. In the last chapter, Sisyphus is presented who was imposed a never-ending punishment as an image of the people working routine and never-ending work

Three months earlier, the tiles were photographed in the same square. During the photograph, it was discovered that a number of tiles had been removed and replaced by other tiles. The current tile replaced another tile

Translation of the text on the sign:
The actor...
then, abundantly every month or every day, it illustrates this truth so fruitful that there is no border between what a man wants to be and what he is. To what point does appearing be, it is what he demonstrates, always occupied with figuring better. Because it is his art, that, to pretend absolutely, to enter as much as possible in lives that are not his ... He will die in three hours under the face that is his today. In these three hours, he goes all the way to the end of the dead-end road that the man on the ground has to travel all his life.

Albert Camus, The Myth Of The Myth of Sisyphus, 1942




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