Mame Moderne at Tate Modern, 2010
MAME Moderne at No Soul For Sale, Tate Modern
Mame Moderne (“Modern Mother” in Yiddish) is the name of the TATE Modern translated literaly and genderly to the Yiddish language (Tate means “Father” in Yiddish). In this salon we show a series of works which don’t belong to us—non-collectors of this non-collection. Maybe a reflection on art habits and rituals, maybe a negative of Museum, maybe a gallery in the local barber shop (or maybe not).
While awaiting the hairdresser to hairdress you watching the process you are passing through in someone else (performance by Shira Borer), you can watch a TV film of a “patriotic” recreation of the myths of the Golem (video by Adi Kaplan, Shahar Carmel, Yonatan Vinitsky, Noam Kaplan, and Etai Onik), hear the story of a Palestinian refugee from Ein Kerem told in the voice of a Jewish-Israeli artist (sound work and performance by Hadas Ofrat), watch a live streaming of barber shops and transformed urban areas in the conflicted Hebron (Heb2-live steaming), see a futuristic film about a post-IKEA society (Pil&Galia Kollectiv) and a still-video work about a sound researcher (Asaf Setty), observe a reflection on cultural treasures and ownership in a video of a film as a metaphor for cultural re-appropriation (Iris Pshedezki) and a woman and a tree that became one and stand alone (Tamar Shipony), hear classical English poetry translated from English into English through Babylon software (Sala-Manca) and foreign workers in Tel Aviv speaking the “holy language” (Eran Sachs) , or buy MAME Moderne t-shirts designed by Einat Amir (einat amir)