© 2015 by Roy Mordechay. 

ROUGH-CUT
Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

May–October 2015

Curator: Ravital Ben Asher Peretz


“…The headlights of the life-size wooden auto(biographical)mobile, Subaru Leone Station-Wagon, project the portraits of the artist and his father, sketching the figures of the Israeli artist and the Israeli carpenter. Mordechay’s private mausoleum began when his father lost a finger from his right hand to the Kreissage circular saw in the carpentry. A hand missing a finger has become an iconographic status symbol and a trademark of carpenters. In the darkness of that day, the “superhero” became an “anti-hero,” and the carpentry shop transformed from a playground to a junkyard and a site of horror. Mordechay embarks on a journey to retrieve the lost finger. From the root of a stump, he spawns and sprouts an (accusing) Plasticine finger of demonic dimensions.” (Part of exhibition text)

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Preview interview by Yuval Saar (HE): http://byfar.co.il/archives/82514 

An article in (EN): Art Daily

 

Leone Helena_2015_ video_9:15 min