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Things I Found in my Mother’s Closet

A Personal Performance by Nadav Bossem

A Wandering Memorial Exhibition

The work, which is actually a guided exhibition through the recreated apartment of Nadav’s mother, forces us to ask questions about grief, about the legacy people leave behind and about how memory can be shaped and re-shaped.

Accompanied by two actresses who act as Memory Stewardesses Nadav invites the audience to visit the unique Memorial Exhibition he created for his mother, to get to know her life via the different objects, letters, books, lists and dresses she left and eventually invites us to play Mother Quartets!

  • Photo: Hanani Horovitz
    Photo: Hanani Horovitz
  • Photo: David Kaplan
    Photo: David Kaplan
  • Photo: David Kaplan
    Photo: David Kaplan
  • Photo: Hanani Horovitz
    Photo: Hanani Horovitz
  • Photo: David Kaplan
    Photo: David Kaplan
  • Photo: Hanani Horovitz
    Photo: Hanani Horovitz

By this action of recreating the house where is mother has lived for 50 years, Nadav raises the question we are all concerned with – What is left from us after we die? Are we the sum of the things we leave behind?  How do we deal with grief and loss of our loved ones? Can we re-shape their memory with the help of all the little objects and mementos they left? Can we hold on to their memory but let go of the objects?

  • Photo: Hanani Horovitz
    Photo: Hanani Horovitz
  • Photo: Hanani Horovitz
    Photo: Hanani Horovitz
  • Photo: David Kaplan
    Photo: David Kaplan
  • Photo: Hanani Horovitz
    Photo: Hanani Horovitz
  • Photo: Hanani Horovitz
    Photo: Hanani Horovitz