Dec 3, 2022 | 12:00
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Framing Movements is a recurring exhibition of video and media works in the public space surrounding the Suzanne Dellal Centre. Curated by Tamir Eting and Ben Livne Weitzman, the exhibition focuses on movement in the broadest sense of the concept relating to its social, political and environmental context.
Recontexualised within the worlds of dance, the works present new perspectives that expand on choreography as a tool to think, feel and expose the world around us.
The exhibition format invites audiences of all ages to the backyard of Suzanne Dellal Centre to experience movements on and between the screens in its multiple ways of expression. The exhibition is a collateral event to the city’s annual “Loving Art, Making Art”, which presents artworks in public spaces for three consecutive days. Alongside the local positions, the exhibitions presented the works of emerging and internationally renowned artists, such as Francis Alÿs, Javier González Pesce, Jonathas de Andrade, William Forsythe, Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, François Pisapia, Jonas Brinker, and Miguel
Curators: Tamir Eting and Ben Livne Weitzman
The dance film ‘Outside’, an Israeli-Japanese co-production, shot simultaneously during the Coronavirus pandemic in Tel-Aviv and in Tokyo, features Israeli and Japanese actors, musicians, and dancers, among them the Israeli dancer Moran Muller, and the famous Japanese actor and dancer Mirai Moriyama. Through an artistic prism, influenced by the ramifications of the COVID 19 pandemic on the lives of people all over the world, the film depicts individual feelings as well as the general-public sentiments that envelop all of us during this period of time. The film’s creators and collaborators, who come from different worlds, bring together their artistic points of view, aiming to find new multidisciplinary approaches for the creation of art and communication between people, under the new restrictions and closed borders imposed by the global pandemic.
Duration: 06:54 minutes
Inbal Pinto is a choreographer, director, and set and costume designer. In 1992, she established the Inbal Pinto Dance Company, in which she was artistic director until 2018. Until that time Pinto presented many dance works including Dio-Can, Wrapped, Oyster, Fugue, and many others which became cornerstones in the evolution of Israeli Dance and received raving reviews in both Israel and abroad. In 2002 she began collaborating with Avshalom Pollak and aside from creating many dance works, the two choreographed, directed, and designed operas and musicals around the globe. Since 2018 Pinto has been working as an independent artist and recently, together with Amir Kliger, she designed and directed a musical based on The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami in Tokyo.
Etgar Keret (1967 in Ramat Gan, Israel) Keret’s books were translated into more than 45 languages and were very successfully received both in Israel and around the world. His writings were published in The New York Times, The Guardian, The New Yorker, Le Monde, among others. Keret lives in Tel Aviv and is a Professor at the Ben Gurion University in the Negev. Over 100 short films, made around the world, were based on his short stories. He received the Book Publishers Association’s Platinum Prize several times, the Chevalier (Knight) Medallion of France’s Order of Arts and Literature (2010), the Neuman Prize (2012), and the St Petersburg Foreign Favorite Author Award (2010). In 2007 Keret and his wife Shira Geffen, directed ‘Meduzot’ (Jellyfish). The film won the Caméra d’Or (“Golden Camera”) award in Cannes Film Festival. The two also wrote and directed together ‘The Middleman’ (2019) an Arte mini-series that won the Best Script award at Les Francofolies De La Rochelle Festival, France. Keret is the winner of the Bronfman prize 2016. His book ‘A Fault at the Edge of the Galaxy’won the 2018 Sapir Prize.
A crocodile, that emerged from a childhood memory or from a distant story, shed any burden of reality, and in an imaginary occurrence developed independence. As an imaginary occurrence, it has its own logic. While the crocodile materializes, whether in iron or in editing software, encounters and clashes create new platforms for her to form. In her unique manner, the crocodile tells the story of the unknown and the unconscious, (and I – try – not to interfere with them).
“Crocodile Algorithm: Periodic Name”, offers a perspective on movement that is realized through a mechanical or virtual apparatus that runs individual images continuously one after the other – producing an imaginary movement. This movement animates both the crocodile and the swimmer and opens up a parallel and mysterious space that invites the viewer to jump inside the pool and dive into the surrealistic depths of the moving image.
Duration: 05:00 minutes
Tair Uria (1994, Lives and works in Tel Aviv) explores the intersections of video art, sculpture, and drawing. She sees the mediums as windows into a direct intuitive activity that transcends thinking and language. Her works are produced as a distorted mechanism, rich in imagination, desires, and fears, and often combine simple mechanics from day to day into a moment with its own logic. The works echo existential experiences between the tragic and the comic, experiences that are broken and defective, monotonous, and yet full of joy.
‘Running Errands’ is part of a choreographed series of works that takes place in public bureaucratic spaces, in order to cure them of their gray and frustrating atmosphere.
Directed by: Oren Fischer | Performer: Oren Fischer | Photography: Roni Kaufmann | Editing: Roni Kaufmann
Duration: 3:05 minutes
Oren Fischer is an Israeli artist and social activist. He is known for his artistic and social
activities in the public sphere and enclosed spaces of galleries and museums. His humorous gaze is evident in the graffiti, sculpture, painting, and installation works he has been creating since the beginning of his artistic career. He is one of the founders of the Red House and Meshuna Gallery in Tel Aviv. Following winning the Hammer Award at the Fresh Paint Fair 2019, in 2021 Fischer presented a comprehensive solo exhibition, ‘Neshamot’ (e.i. ‘Souls’), at Sotheby’s, Tel Aviv.
In “Crossing the Dune,” Elham Rokni‘s (1980, Tehran) 2010 video work, we see a cyclist crossing a dune by laying down a series of wooden planks, which create a barrier between the bicycle’s wheels and the scattering sand. The uncompromising Sisyphean task is reminiscent of man’s futile and stubborn attempt to adapt natural conditions to their needs rather than the other way around. As such, the piece raises questions about accessibility and movement.
Duration 05:50 minutes
Elham Rokni (1980, Tehran) is an artist working mainly in painting and video. She graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and has been a lecturer there since 2013. Her childhood in Tehran and immigration to Israel in the late 1980s are central to her work, where she often builds and breaks down personal memories in an attempt to connect them to burning political and ethical questions around issues of migration, refugees, movement, and accessibility.
In her new video work “Zehava1” (2022), Ruth Patir (1984, New York) creates a magical space in which archaeological artefacts are animated and come to life. In a landscape that appears to be a green kibbutz lawn in the heart of the desert, five Canaanite fertility figurines, estimated to date back to the Second Temple era sway and dance to “The Lilac Flower” by Chava Alberstein. Using 3D technology, Patir brings together physical and historical movement. In this setting, the Zionist dream and Canaanite past come together and butt heads in a disturbing and humorous film that is as far-fetched as a green Swiss lawn in the heart of the desert.
“Zehava1” is a collaboration with “Gila,” a school and dance company for elderly women, directed by choreographer Galit Liss. The figurines’ movements in Patir’s work are triggered by the movements of dancer Zehava Noy-Meir.
Animation Jonathan Wasserman | Soundtrack “The Lilac Flower” performed by Chava Alberstein, composed by Nurit Hirsch, lyrics by Uri Asaf.
Duration: 02:38 minutes
Ruth Patir Works with video, new media, and performance on continuums ranging from the personal to the public. In her works, Patir rethinks historical narratives and gender paradigms and examines the aesthetics of power. In 2018, she won the Ministry of Culture’s Young Video Artist Award and graduated from the Arison Foundation’s “Artport” residency program (2019-2020). Her works have been exhibited at the CCA – Tel-Aviv Center for Contemporary Art, MoMA – The Museum of Modern Art in New York, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Anthology Film Archives (NY), Line 16 urban gallery (TA), and the Flux Factory Collective (NY). Patir holds a BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (2011) and an MFA from Columbia University in New York (2015).
Video artist Hinda Weiss (1980, Cleveland) intertwines places, moments, and times into digital-spatial compositions. In “After the Desert Goat” (2016), Weiss composes desert scenes in a slow, circular scroll — swing-sets on a cloud-top move toward a vertical valley that breaks on a horizontal mountain range. In between, ibexes move and a single human figure walks between the desert rocks. Like a scroll, the space spreads simultaneously back and forth and up and down, continuous and ongoing. Creation and destruction, hope and despair, swirl and bind together.
Duration: 14:06 minutes
Hinda Weiss is a photographer and video artist with a BFA from HaMidrasha Faculty of the Arts and an MFA from Columbia University. Her works have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide. Weiss has participated in artist residency programs such as Artport (Tel Aviv), Basis (Frankfurt), MeetFactory (Prague), and EFA (New York). She won several awards, such as the Ministry of Culture’s Young Artist Award and the Outset Contemporary Art Fund Young International Artist Award, and received scholarships and grants from the Ostrovsky Family Foundation, the Artis exhibition fund, and more. Her works can be found in public and private collections, including the Israel Museum, the Tel Aviv Museum, the Herzliya Museum, the Haaretz Art Collection, the Shpilman photography collection, and others.