Self-portrait with skull

A Collective Set Free

Exercises in territory

Hunters

Slow Flow

On the couch

The Annual Conference on the Prevention and Care of Pressure Ulcers

Black knife

Teeth

Untitled (Black)

Untitled (Behind)

Infamy club

Three Urinals

Polynomos

2003
Polynomos / Tami Katz-Frieman Male sexual organs also star in Yael Yudkovik’s floor installation, Polynomos. A crowded collection of phallic structures thrusting upward like towers, of different textures and heights. The general impression is of a fantastic glacial landscape, a kind of continent, island, or puddle with imaginary bodies thrusting out of it. The objects are made of baked clay dipped in whitewash, painted a sickly shade of green.
Documentation from the project “Polynomos”, 2003 , In the foyer space of Bat-Dor Dance, Tel Aviv, Bandmann Collection, Tokyo

Polynomos / Tami Katz-Frieman
Male sexual organs also star in Yael Yudkovik’s floor installation, Polynomos. A crowded collection of phallic structures thrusting upward like towers, of different textures and heights. The general impression is of a fantastic glacial landscape, a kind of continent, island, or puddle with imaginary bodies thrusting out of it. The objects are made of baked clay dipped in whitewash, painted a sickly shade of green. With laborious and patient handwork Yudkovik pierces the flesh-like clay with her fingers. The gouging, the hole-making, and the piercing is done in a monotonous cyclical rhythm, until a dense, intense surface is created. The strategy she has chosen – to produce a phallus pierced, sieve-like, and thus to negate its centrality and completeness (and even make it female), gives new interpretations to Freud and Lacan, formulating a different, androgynous sexuality, beyond the normative division of gender differences. It seems that even the most aggressive image – the ultimate signifier – has a hole in it (many holes).

 

Polynomos, 2003 (OverCraft) – Obsession, Decoration and Biting Beauty
Clay, lime, pigment
The Art Gallery, University of Haifa and Artists’ House, Tel-Aviv
Curator: Tami Katz-Frieman
Bandmann Collection, Tokyo

Documentation from the project: “Polynomos”, 2003
In the foyer space of Bat-Dor Dance,Tel Aviv
Dancers in the project: Iris Erez, Amit Hadary, Merav Sheffer

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