Untitled 2014-2015

A pair of still photographs untitled (2014–2015) brings the faded portraits of two international movie stars, Sophia Loren and Arnold Schwarzenegger, albeit in an advanced state of decay. The portraits are photographed from the front covers of old entertainment magazines that Mor found in factories across the country, either deserted or in the process of dissolution, still adorning their gloomy walls. These images of faded Hollywood glamour were isolated from their surrounding, yet the signs of time and decay are clearly visible in them, suggesting illness and accelerated aging. In their present state, these discolored images embody the false promises and deceptive beauty of the capitalist dream machine. From the text “under the skin”, Sally Haftel Naveh.