The Etheric Body  2011

"Created especially for the collection gallery of Petach Tikva Museum and with a carefully chosen selection of sculptures from early zionist days, Rodeh created an audio-visual total scenery using theatrical effects. Working with dynamic light projections, the silhouettes blur the materiality of the massive modernist sculptures. The chopped up song (Bird of Prey by Jim Morrison) reinforces the cultural clash between entertainment and commemoration, indicating the project's intention to introduce a wide spectrum of interpretations for refined, quintessential mindsets and motifs in the subconscious of local culture." —Irit Carmon Popper


The work was commissioned by Petach Tikva Museum of Art

Curator: Irit Carmon Popper

Documentation: Shaxaf Haber


Original Sculptures* from the Petach Tikva Museum of Art Collection:

Yizkor, Zvi Aldoubi 1960s, bronze, 76x46x40cm

The Pioneer, Ze'ev Ben Zvi, 1930s, bronze, 70x33x36cm

The Pioneer, Yehoshua Yoshpan, 1930s, bronze, 54x54x39cm

Sound system; 3:23 min in loop; music: 'Bird of Prey' (Segment) by Jim Morrison

Piano: Maya Dunietz; Sound editing: Rona Geffen;

Wooden pedestals, projectors, fog 

Dimensions variable