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Polynomos, 2003 (OverCraft)
Clay, lime, pigment
The Art Gallery, University of Haifa and Artists’ House, Tel-Aviv
Curator: Tami Katz-Frieman
Bandmann Collection, Tokyo
Installation view
Polynomos, 2003 (OverCraft)
Clay, lime, pigment
The Art Gallery, University of Haifa and Artists’ House, Tel-Aviv
Curator: Tami Katz-Frieman
Bandmann Collection, Tokyo
Installation view
Polynomos, 2003 (OverCraft)
Clay, lime, pigment
The Art Gallery, University of Haifa and Artists’ House, Tel-Aviv
Curator: Tami Katz-Frieman
Bandmann Collection, Tokyo
Installation view
Polynomos, 2002
The Project dancers
Bandmann Collection, Tokyo
Polynomos, 2002
The Project dancers
Bandmann Collection, Tokyo
Polynomos, 2002
The Project dancers
Bandmann Collection, Tokyo
Polynomos, 2002
The Project dancers
Bandmann Collection, Tokyo
Polynomos, 2002
The Project dancers
Bandmann Collection, Tokyo
Polynomos, 2002
The Project dancers
Bandmann Collection, Tokyo
Polynomos, 2002
The Project dancers
Bandmann Collection, Tokyo
Polynomos, 2002
The Project dancers
Bandmann Collection, Tokyo
Polynomos, 2002
The Project dancers
Bandmann Collection, Tokyo
Polynomos, 2002
The Project dancers
Bandmann Collection, Tokyo
Polynomos, 2002
The Project dancers
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, are duplicated by a round mirror that serves as their base. 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, and 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 and intensive 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 as if even the most aggressive image - the ultimate signifier - has a hole (many holes).