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HD video with sound / Duration: 19:45 min. Language: no words / Screening Formats: HDcam, DigiBeta, / Beta SP, DVD, Mini DV Synopsis Mother Economy follows the actions of a lonely housekeeper during a day at a house, navigating through the domestic space in order to find traces of family members. she is documenting the position of the objects, drawing marks around them and sketching them in her notepad. her actions turns out to be part of a traditional systematic ritual, measuring every object and action into a numeric value. Mother Economy presents the house as an economic unit in which even the mother becomes a calculating instrument and the obvious is revealed as reward and punishment. Brief description Mother Economy, a film by Israeli artist Maya Zack, is a meditation on Holocaust remembrance and an homage to resourceful women during violent periods of political upheaval. Wearing glasses, a lace-collared blouse, and her hair neatly arranged in a bun, the protagonist maintains order and composure by performing domestic chores with scientific precision and efficiency. The homemaker locates and identifies objects belonging to absent family members while broadcasts from the radio suggest the destruction and chaos occurring outside her controlled space. She traces a tennis racquet, cigarette ash, pocket change, and other personal artifacts on paper covering the walls and floors. The paper is pink, a color associated with financial newspapers and femininity. Taking on the role of home economist, she proceeds to catalogue objects before her. Using an abacus and formulas from her notebook, she compiles data to bake a round kugel (noodle pudding) which is cut to resemble an economic pie chart. (taken from exhibition text at the Jewish Museum NY). Cast and Crew Director: Maya Zack / Production: Ytzchak Roth / Actress: Idit Neuderfer / Camera & Lighting: Stanislav Levor / Editing: Amos Ponger / Original music: Ophir Leibovitch / Viola: Galia Hai / Sound editing & / mix: Omri Levy Jungle Sound / Visual effects: Stanislav Levor / Design, props & costumes: Maya Zack / Script: Ytzchak Roth & Maya Zack / Curator: Yael Katz Ben Shalom Awards 2008 Special mention, Imaginaria International Film Festival, Conversano, Italy 2008 Celeste Kunstpreis, Berlin, Art prize - Artist category award 2008 Special prize from “Ideas Museum” , Kinolevchyk, International Festival of Video Art, Lviv, Ukraine 2007 Best Foreign Film Award, Szemletek Visionaudial Film Review Pe'cs, Hungary 2007 Students Jury Special Prize, Szemletek Visionaudial Film Review – Pe'cs, Hungary Production Support and Sponsors The video was produced with the support of The New Israeli Fund for Cinema and Television - The Ministry of Culture and Sport – The Israeli Film Council; Israel Lottery Council of the Arts; and Mandel Granola Factories LTD

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 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

Mother Economy

HD video with sound / Duration: 19:45 min. Language: no words / Screening Formats: HDcam, DigiBeta, / Beta SP, DVD, Mini DV Synopsis Mother Economy follows the actions of a lonely housekeeper during a day at a house, navigating through the domestic space in order to find traces of family members. she is documenting the position of the objects, drawing marks around them and sketching them in her notepad. her actions turns out to be part of a traditional systematic ritual, measuring every object and action into a numeric value. Mother Economy presents the house as an economic unit in which even the mother becomes a calculating instrument and the obvious is revealed as reward and punishment. Brief description Mother Economy, a film by Israeli artist Maya Zack, is a meditation on Holocaust remembrance and an homage to resourceful women during violent periods of political upheaval. Wearing glasses, a lace-collared blouse, and her hair neatly arranged in a bun, the protagonist maintains order and composure by performing domestic chores with scientific precision and efficiency. The homemaker locates and identifies objects belonging to absent family members while broadcasts from the radio suggest the destruction and chaos occurring outside her controlled space. She traces a tennis racquet, cigarette ash, pocket change, and other personal artifacts on paper covering the walls and floors. The paper is pink, a color associated with financial newspapers and femininity. Taking on the role of home economist, she proceeds to catalogue objects before her. Using an abacus and formulas from her notebook, she compiles data to bake a round kugel (noodle pudding) which is cut to resemble an economic pie chart. (taken from exhibition text at the Jewish Museum NY). Cast and Crew Director: Maya Zack / Production: Ytzchak Roth / Actress: Idit Neuderfer / Camera & Lighting: Stanislav Levor / Editing: Amos Ponger / Original music: Ophir Leibovitch / Viola: Galia Hai / Sound editing & / mix: Omri Levy Jungle Sound / Visual effects: Stanislav Levor / Design, props & costumes: Maya Zack / Script: Ytzchak Roth & Maya Zack / Curator: Yael Katz Ben Shalom Awards 2008 Special mention, Imaginaria International Film Festival, Conversano, Italy 2008 Celeste Kunstpreis, Berlin, Art prize - Artist category award 2008 Special prize from “Ideas Museum” , Kinolevchyk, International Festival of Video Art, Lviv, Ukraine 2007 Best Foreign Film Award, Szemletek Visionaudial Film Review Pe'cs, Hungary 2007 Students Jury Special Prize, Szemletek Visionaudial Film Review – Pe'cs, Hungary Production Support and Sponsors The video was produced with the support of The New Israeli Fund for Cinema and Television - The Ministry of Culture and Sport – The Israeli Film Council; Israel Lottery Council of the Arts; and Mandel Granola Factories LTD

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis