Sculptures of M.D.F, aluminium; fluorescent lights; Photographs in aluminium and LED light boxes, video 3:00 min in loop + sound work. Video (password: rachid) can be watched here. A new artist publication. A limited edition of Reflective Bags.
Solo show at Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv, including a lecture/performance: A Brief History of the Air-Raid Siren, Featuring Mule Driver and the Siren Diva. Documentation: Tal Nisim
Exhibition text can be read here:
In the past two-three years, Alona Rodeh’s research and practice focused on the growing presence of audiovisual apparatuses of safety in the urban sphere, and their diffusions into popular (sub)cultural aesthetics. The exhibition Safe and Sound (Evolutions) at Rosenfeld Gallery follows a recent exhibit at Grimmuseum, Berlin. The exhibition includes 3 semi-figurative graphic sculptures, lit by blank light boxes. These are supported by photographed images from the Safe and Sound Deluxe Edition Poster series. A discreet video/sound work is also on show, presenting a portrait of a nearly still person, illuminated by flashing lights.
The Safe and Sound Deluxe Edition artist publication, also on show, includes commissioned essays by Shachar Atwan, Fabrizio Gallanti, and Hillel Schwartz. The essays tackle, respectively, the history of high-visibility clothing, fire regulations in architecture, and nature of being sonically alarmed. A double-sided poster collection of 12 images, which serve as visual counterpoints to the essays, completes the publication. Safe and Sound Deluxe Edition was published by The Green Box Art Editions, and made possible with the support of the Israeli State Lottery Council for Culture and the Arts.