"...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."
Solo show at CCA Tel Aviv
Curator: Chen Tamir
Documentation: Elad Sarig
Cardboard, natural vegetation, OSB sheets, projections and sound
Sound: 4:29 min looped, original score: Yoni Silver