Above and Beyond  2013

"...For “Above and Beyond”, Rodeh has grafted onto a white cube one of the holiest sites of Judaism, the Wailing Wall – or, rather, an abstract recreation of the wall constructed of cardboard. The viewer walks into a dark, smoky room, filled with Oriental music. The rhythmic melody is reminiscent of snake charming, made by the human body as instrument: whistles, claps and foot stomps, that tantalizes and draw to the light piercing through the cracks between the wall’s “stones." Clearly alluding to rays of holy light, Rodeh’s beams punch through the wall almost like stained glass windows in a cathedral. The wall, where the Jewish people have come for generations to pray and wish and fling their faith against a stone fence, stands almost as if to entertain it’s new pilgrimage."

—Chen Tamir 

 

Solo show at CCA Tel Aviv

Curator: Chen Tamir

Documentation: Elad Sarig

 

The exhibition was made possible with additional support of Ostrovsky family Fund and the Israeli Lottery Council for Culture and Arts.

 

Cardboard, natural vegetation, OSB sheets, projections and sound

Sound: 4:29 min looped, original score: Yoni Silver

Dimensions variable