Morse (A Woman's Guide to changing the Patterns of intimate Relationships) 2017
Electric switch, Morse code readings (once every minute) of the book The Dance of Anger: A woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships, by Dr. Harriet Lerner, 1986
In the piece “Morse” a flickering red light on an electrical switch is continuously reading a morse translation of the book “The Dance of Anger” by Harriet Lerner, accompanied by morse sound as well. The piece is based on a book that used to be in the artist’s mother’s library in the 80s and borrows its name. An electrical switch of a heater flickers the book’s contents in Morse code, thereby operating a thorough transformation and re-encoding of its source.
"Published in the USA in 1986, Lerner’s bestselling self-help book deals with feminine anger from a therapeutic and feminist perspective. The breaking down and rearrangement of the text to its most elementary semantic units delivers an ironic display, especially considering the book’s contents, which are transported into an abstract dimension of reception and perception. The piece, reflects on the constant evolution and shifting relevance of feminist texts, noting their physical presence within daily life and in the collective subconscious."
From Sally Haftel Nave’s essay for xhibition catalogue “An Ocean Within An Ocean”, 2017
The piece was created during an Artist Residency at The Artcube Jerusalem Artists Studios Collection of the Tel Aviv Museum