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Maria Antelman

taH pagh taHbe

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Artist
Maria Antelman
Title
taH pagh taHbe
Year
2006
Duration
4 min 2 s
Format & Technical

Single channel, SD video, Colour, Stereo sound

LOOP Edition
Ed. 2007
Presented in LOOP by
The Apartment

In tah pah taHbe a sequence of photographs brings the viewer to the empty and rusty premises of a Space Research Center. In between simulators, future tower controls, wind tunnels and hangars, Hamlet’s soliloquy “tah pah taHbe’” or “to be or not to be” is recited in the artificial language Klingon from Star Trek. Here sci-fi mythologies acquire flesh and bone and create a tragic – comical maze where fantasy becomes more and more real, invading and ultimately taking over reality.

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