Oree Holban (Tel Aviv, Israel) | November 2021
Museum collection’s cars, action figures and toys of all times, collection’s fabrics, video, record player, play-dough and more
A miniature installation of a scene taking place in the 2050s: a meditative drive-in and a prom. The work would like to envision the 50s of the 21st century as times when people enjoy cultivating inner peace, thus live in better harmony with themselves and, as a result, also with one another. It is more than anything a call for a more wholesome, inclusive, non-dual, playful, and quiet world here and now – as past present future are one.This work is part of an ongoing project/research of the artist whose work is very much inspired by nostalgic American 50s of the previous century, spiritual life in queer present time, and premonitions of the 2050s. The video piece of the non binary TV show “The Wonderful Journey Inside” is an example of such ongoing project, through which the artist imagines making such worlds and themes accessible also to children. The audience is invited to participate by meditating with the other toys, watch TV (inside/outside), read a book from the library, play a record player for the toy folks at the prom, hang out, connect with the inner-child, make friends or simply stare in space without having to do anything special.
Collaborators; Benjamin Strong, Syney Bogie, Suzanne Breadshaw, Carl Mize, Jess Hoyle.