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.
From an i.v. bag, Halperidol, the neuroleptic used to fight a patient’s disconnection from reality, is dripping on the floor. A projector set in the puddle casts a video with blurring contours at the wall. It shows Oskar Curter, the father of Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld, as he plays the flute in his apartment. In weekly meetings, during which they most often structure their encounters by playing chess, a series of watercolors arose along with the concept of this multimedia installation.