Amidah Triptych

Click to view Amidah: Mincha, JavaScript animation (2003)

Large format prints of performance for photo.

The numeric quantities (3 images, 6 figures per image, totalling 18 figures) correspond with a metatextual reading of the Shmoneh Esrei prayer, which includes the Amidah prayer, alluding to the prayer said three times daily. Image includes men in various states of clothedness. Other figures in the image seem not to experience the central androgynous figure as nude. A consideration of the idea of a man with a womb; individual physical condition is included in collective endeavour.

Exhibition history:

2006 “Deviant Bodies 2.0” curated by Lawrence Brose, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo New York, (group exhibition with works by Jaishri Abichandani, Del LaGrace Volcano, Tara Mateik, Mirha Soleil-Ross, Sandy Stone). Amida (2004) series and Fraternity (2002) series, Tisha b’Av (2004) series.

2006 Dai’La Gallery, International Coalition Against Housing Demolitions. West Jerusalem, exhibited with Gil Yefman. Amidah: Mincha, (2004) (photo), Tisha b’Av (2003) (photo) Portraits of Severin (2002) (video stills), Fraternity (2001), (video stills).

Publication history:

Margarita Tsomou “KulturSchauen: Tobaron Waxman” featured artist interview. Missy Magazine. Berlin. 08/2014

Carol Zemel. “In the Mosaic: Jewish Identities in Canadian Performance and Installation Art,” Canadian Theatre Review 153 (Winter 2013), pp. 13-19. Levin, Laura, Zatzman, B., eds. University of Toronto Press. November 2013.

Carol Zemel. “From Hadassah to Halakha: Queer Jewish Performance Art,” in Jews, Theatre Performance in an Intercultural Context, Edna Nashon, ed., Brill Publications, 2012.

“Amida – Mincha” in Lillith Magazine. 2009

Reine Hauser “Body of Work”, Afterimage Magazine, 34.5, 2006.

Catherine Young “Gray Anatomy”  Art Voice issue v5n48. November 30, 2006

DaiLa (cultural centre of Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions), West Jerusalem, Israel. Ronni Shendar, curator. July 2006

“Amida – Maariv” in Carte Blanche. First ever juried compendium of Canadian photo. Magenta, Toronto, 2006.

Collections: private collections in Canada and USA.