-M.D.F and Aluminium sculpture, installation view: Michal BarOr
A commission by Petach Tikva Museum of Art, for "The Crystal Palace and the Temple of Doom", a group exhibition curated by Hila Cohen Schneiderman.
Hila Cohen Schneiderman's text:
Alona Rodeh exhibits three elements from an ongoing project entitled Safe and Sound. The idiom is comprised of two words that evoke a sonar-auditory connotation, as well as the aspect of protection and regimentation, two recurring leitmotifs in Rodeh's works. In this case, these aspects are present not only in her work, but in the entire exhibition space. Rodeh connected the three main spaces of the museum to loudspeakers that function as a temporary Public Announcement system. Every 18 minutes, one of four quick yet intensive musical tracks is played, disturbing the relative silence in the space. The musical tracks start as various warning signals, become actual music, and cut short at their apex. In the main space, Rodeh installed a monumental object – a surrealist homage to Iron Dome defense system, which rises on its legs like a contemporary Hebrew worker at the city square.