Installation: video projections (The Memory Trilogy); drawings; Lambda prints (based on 3D scanning); vitrine with paper/drawing objects; 8m shelves with cardboard boxes and old documents / dimensions: 500 sq. m.
Installation views, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, April-August 2016
of the 21st century when witnesses to the Holocaust are disappearing and technologies in virtual spaces are taking the place of reality. The exhibition displays, for the first time in its entirety, her trilogy of award-winning films: “Mother Economy,” “Black and White Rule,” and “Counterlight” (whose world premiere will be screened at the exhibition). The films feature female figures – researchers/scientists/artists – who attempt to treat the fragments of the past and develop new forms of memorization while occupying themselves, in an obsessive and absurd manner, with objects, documents and traces.
Maya Zack presents a hypnotic world made up of films, large-scale realistic drawings, computerized visualizations and sculptural installations. The exhibition is the end-product of a long period of research and creation, during which Zack plunged into the depths of personal and collective memory and developed a language that fuses art and cinema, past and present, reality and fiction. The roots of the exhibition and the films are grounded in the poems of Paul Celan (1920-1970), one of the most important poets of the modern-postmodern era. The ensemble of her work deals with forgetfulness, the fragility of facts and the ease of denial, particularly in light