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The Medium is the Matzo

Imagine a three dimensional Passover Haggadah where the walls are tiled with over 5000 pieces of matzo and the floor is covered with 600 pilllows all with the a piece of matzo silkcreened onto them over which we read the words crush oppression. Shiff utilizes installation art to turn the traditional Passover seder into a space of haptic wonder and activism. 

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The Medium is the Matzo Montréal

Concordia University Library Atrium, Montréal, QC

April 10 - May 1, 2011

The Medium is the Matzo New York

Bronfman Center for Jewish Life at New York University, New York, NY

May 2, 2005 - May 6, 2005


Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI

March 10 - April 15, 2005


Artist: Melissa Shiff

Lead Builder in Montreal: Dana Zidulka

Team of builders: NYU and Concordia students

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