Miriam Naeh

Tall Tale

Historical Building, 9 Ha’ayin Chet St.

Disturbing cries and mumbles are heard from a white plinth. Throughout history, the plinth ‎functioned as a mean for displaying, in a familiarly and prosaic way, three dimensional arts.‎ In this work, the conventional mode of display is reversed. The work can be seen only from the ‎inner perspective of the structure, blurring the role of the plinth, transforming its nature from a ‎passive tool into an active subject. Alluring and inviting the viewer to eavesdrop and peek through a hole, a confined being, ‎pounding upon a stone cage, posing a variety of clichéd expressions of awe and terror, is ‎revealed.‎