Hayley Silverman / Yom Asal Yom Basal
May 30 – Aug 15, 2018
Curator: Noam Segal
The exhibition displays two radios: the two devices are connected by an umbilical cord, re-routing the radio frequencies they receive, broadcasting directly into the speaker of the second device. Effectively, any input received by one radio then becomes the output of the other. The audio symbiosis between them is virtually unbreakable, the frequencies they amplify emitting from neighboring countries or the occupied territories adjacent to Israel, from which the Jewish State wishes to disconnect. These frequencies can be picked up easily by every radio in Israel, denote the audio expanse that is inseverable: temporal walls and boundaries. Thus, Silverman echoes the output of the political administration of these seemingly intangible territories, in a manner which undermines physical political boundaries.
In recent years, Silverman dealt with many questions relating to celestial imagery such as angels, chiefly in the earliest versions as tracking, monitoring and supervisory systems. Many of the characteristics associated with supernatural beings: intangible, all-knowing and having limitless knowledge of their wards, an amorphous presence, endless and all-embracing.
Hayley Silverman, born 1986 and living in New York City, has exhibited at MOMA PS1, Salzburger Kunstverein in Austria, Sculpture Center in New York, Liste, Basel, Chapter NY, and many other spaces around the world. Silverman, whose practice and experience is deeply rooted in theater, is best known for her multi-layered performance art work alongside her work in sculpture and photography. Press items about her works have appeared in the New Yorker, Artforum, Flash Art, Frieze, Mousse, and spoken about on BBC Radio. At the end of 2018 she will have a solo exhibition at the Swiss Institute in New York. This is Hayley Silverman’s first exhibition in Israel.
Noam Segal is a curator based in NY. Her most recent show is being exhibited at Palais De Tokyo, in Paris. Currently she is working with the African American artist Pope L. on his French museum solo debut, co-curated with Nicolas Bourriaud. Concurrently, she is working with the Danish artist Jesper Just, on a performance work premiering at BAM, NY, in November.