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Purim Noisemakers

2001-04

 

Carved kinetic sculptures
walnut & mahogany  

 

Böröcz felt strongly connected to the noisemakers used for the Jewish holiday of Purim, which are used to stamp out the sound of Haman's name when it is mentioned during the reading of the Esther scroll in the synagogue. 

Böröcz focused on their “function” as kinetic objects that have to be used, held, touched, activated by people, unlike "sculptures in the museum”. These noisemakers have figurative elements relating to the Purim narratives: their cogs and the vibrating wood elements are thus transformed. 

The final piece of these series is “The Wagon”. Here, the numerous noisemaker shoes are placed within a cattle car, referencing the Shoa.

Böröcz felt strongly connected to the noisemakers used for the Jewish holiday of Purim, which are used to stamp out the sound of Haman's name when it is mentioned during the reading of the Esther scroll in the synagogue. 

Böröcz focused on their “function” as kinetic objects that have to be used, held, touched, activated by people, unlike "sculptures in the museum”. These noisemakers have figurative elements relating to the Purim narratives: their cogs and the vibrating wood elements are thus transformed. 

The final piece of these series is “The Wagon”. Here, the numerous noisemaker shoes are placed within a cattle car, referencing the Shoa.