Som Chai meets my family & friends
I am so excited that Som Chai is now in Oz and has been granted a partner visa.
He's met my family and friends, and even come along to Uni with me.
It is wonderful having him here with me - no more lonely nights or awkward outings on my own!
I can throw my wish list in the fire now because he fulfils all my dreams. I am so proud of him - he is charismatic, generous and kind, and he is also Budhist and a meditator!
I wondered whether there was a difference between art made by a human and art made by a machine? So I made a fan that painted, and I became a painting human fan.
Conclusion: there was no difference.
Just an Ordinary Peasant is based on my uncle’s experience as an inmate at Treblinka extermination camp in 1944. His memoir recounts that while being forced to carry corpses from the gas chambers to an open-air pyre, he was handed a sack which held little children who were still alive. The guard commanded the sack be thrown into the fire. The woman I play in Just an Ordinary Peasant is a hybrid character created from the memoirs of my uncle, my parents and my own research. She sings and dances and also throws a sack of babies into the fire. This piece explores my own biases as well as questions the culpability of ‘ordinary people’ who were accomplices to the atrocities carried out during the Third Reich.
Sculpture & Furniture
Papier mache sink
Papier mache fan
A Human Fan
Papier mache mop
Mopping with teacher Dan
Glass, Jerusalem stone and cast aluminium legs from a rams' horn (on castor-wheels)
Cut glass, rods & Jerusalem rock
Panels of glued glass (using dental curing blue glue)
Embedded free standing shelf
Cast aluminium accessories for Tel Aviv restaurants (designed by Ronny Korman)
Stereo system with cast aluminium rams horns
Stereo systems (wood)
Cast mannequins/ceramic hats table
The good old days when we used CDs
Cast aluminium light fixture/ polished wooden stand
Shaped glass and cast aluminium legs (rams' horn)
curved metal base/urn holder/glass top
Map of Tel-Aviv (from range of t-shirts made in Israel)