Tel Aviv Artists' Studios Gallery. Curator: Sally Haftel Naveh
Video installation, sound, manipulated Ikea Detolf cabinets, architectural intervention
At the core of the installation, a speech by three jaw oracles describes the politics and poetics of "the problem". Influenced by the theatre of Bertolt Brecht, Samuel Beckett, and The Muppet Show, their speech moves between depictions of a banal catastrophe to descriptions of tacky emotions. This video is viewed through The Last Hour of Cabinet I - a funeral scene of sad Ikea Detolf cabinets. Upon entering the gallery, a delicate architectural and sound intervention turns a hallway into a surreal viewing area surrounded with elevator music, where ghosts are stuck in an endless waiting-room loop.
Supported by Mifal Hapais Batarbut, Artis, The Ostrovsky Family Fund, the Tel Aviv Comittee for Special Projects and the Rabinovitch Foundation.