nstallation: Plaster-board Walls, found objects, one channel video Projection (16 min,) dimensions: 50 sq. m
video: Video with sound. Duration: 17 min. Language: no words.
Screening Formats: DVD, Mini DV. Exhibited at the Kav 16 Gallery 2000 and in Tel Aviv Museum of Art 2001. video filmed in Berlin.
Installation view, Kav 16 gallery, Tel Aviv | photos Stanislav Levor
Berlin: Hier Seid Ihr Zusammen with its three spaces, were inspired by a scene from the video Berlin: Hier Seid Ihr Zusammen - a scene filmed in the Berlin Zoo, where one can see the zoo workers prepare the food for the animals.
In the installation, a fabricated ‘reception office’ welcomed the viewers and led them to a display window that revealed the ‘butchery’ room, filled with knives and saws - a space one could not enter but only watch via the windows. while gazing in, through windows placed in two opposing walls, one could see the video screened at a distance, at the third space of the installation. alternatively, the viewer could circle the ‘butchery’ room, and reach the projection space.
Thus, the three different parts of the exhibition echoed one another and held a shifting relationship of viewing and displaying: on the one hand of formalities of appearance and and on the other hand of those areas ‘behind the scenes’ suggesting the subconscious.
the video - Synopsis
Natural body movements and familiar culture-constructed linguistic gestures are tied together in a slow-paced choreographic sequence performed by the artist. the choreography is intertwined with scenes from the Berlin Zoo and with an opening poem that rhymes in German and Hebrew, thereby suggesting a discussion about the Jewish - German past, present and future.
The video was also exhibited as part of an installation at Tel Aviv Museum of Art and at Kav 16 gallery Tel Aviv.
Festivals and Screenings
2003 Tel Aviv Cinematheque
2002 Guanacju Biannale, Korea
2001 Maya Zack: Berlin / Hier Seid Ihr Zusammen solo exhibition,
Kav 16 gallery, TelAviv
2001 The Armory Show, Tel Aviv Museum