Solo show at CCA Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv
"...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 an 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 its new pilgrimage." —Chen Tamir
Cardboard, natural vegetation, OSB sheets, projections, and sound
Sound: 4:29 min looped
Curator: Chen Tamir
Original score: Yoni Silver
Documentation: Elad Sarig
The exhibition was made possible with the additional support of Ostrovsky family Fund and the Israeli Lottery Council for Culture and Arts.