Tamar Roded


Tamar Roded, an artist who graduated from Beit Berl College School of Art – Hamidrasha in central Israel, deals with destruction and construction in the urban space, drawing upon her experience living in Fuyang, an industrial city in eastern China. In the sculpture Choreography of Catastrophe 2 (2013), the artist concealed a compressor that scatters tiny particles of aluminum within a museum display pedestal. The object’s transparent upper section reveals forms that are constantly being built and then disintegrating, again and again. Here, the frantic and unstable urban reality blends with contexts associated with construction and destruction of the artistic object itself, like an encounter between Eros and Thanatos – the life force and the death force.