Footnotes Playing Dead (2015). Solo Exhibition, Standpoint Gallery, London.
The exhibition title takes its cue from the opening lines of Günter Grass’ famously controversial poem What Must Be Said’, which considers personal and collective responsibilities in times of adversity and interminable conflict; and also reflects on children's games and certain theatrical demonstrations in the West Bank and Gaza, where children pretend to be dead. Playing dead as a child is a game with many variants acting out being shot dead, or playing dead to avoid injury or confrontation.
The exhibition was accompanied by a full colour catalogue with essay by Claire MacDonald and introduction by Fiona MacDonald. A discussion event was held on 28th January with contributions by Oreet Asheri, Pil and Galia Kollectiv and chaired by Daniel Rubinstein. The exhibition was reviewed in several publications.
Find links to some of the reviews here.
To purchase the exhibition catalogue and some of the artworks such as limited edition print and die go to editions page.
Footnotes Playing Dead was funded by Arts Council England