Naama Arad’s ‘Har Hazofim’ quotes the view from the window of the fictional Frank Lloyd Wright creation from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic ‘North by Northwest.’ A peach-toned silken curtain intervenes between our gaze and the Xerox copies pasted to the opposite wall on which landscapes can be seen. The paternalistic presidential visages of Mount Rushmore and the modernist architecture both see their material and ideological texture inverted in the most tender of feminist veilings. The title of the work refers to the mountain of the same name, and Israeli enclave in East Jerusalem that houses the Bezalel Academy of Art founded in 1906.
A Kiss For Daddy is a live performance and video work that seeks to audit the sweet and sour economy of the Sugar Daddy / Sugar Baby relationship; its contracts, its agreements, its perils, and its pleasures. Drawing on a variety of biographical materials and destabilising popular mythologies, A Kiss For Daddy only wants to see you happy, baby.