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Mise en Scène

Video installation  

January-February 2024 (upcoming)

Grosso Modo Gallery, Tel Aviv

Previously presented as a virtual exhibition  

Part of a two artists collaboration project

Curator: Nir Harmat

April -June 2020

 

Mise en Scène installation is composed by 5 video works:

The Hunt, an ongoing walking/ searching/ hiding within a primeval, sublime forest, with no clear motive or propose, focusing on the viewer’s uncertain, apprehensive and fearful expectation. 

“It is only as any aesthetic phenomenon that existence and the world appear justified.” 

Friedrich Nietzsche - The Birth of Tragedy. 1872 

 

Mise en Scène approaches a basic and ongoing dilemma that has haunted my creative process for many years, which is confronting me to the basic question that asks about my moral rights as an artist to relate and interpret atrocities using aesthetics as means of expression. As if, for the sake of art, one could see harmonic tones, within the ugliness of evil. As if, for the sake of existence, one would foreseen light, within the harshness of truth. As if, it wouldn’t be possible in any other way.

But besides any personal contemplation, Mise en Scène aims to expose the subliminal and inevitable pleasure of aesthetic character, which arises as the artist’s creative spirit searches through the absurdity of horrors to find reasons; an imperative path that makes it possible to sublimate many unbearable facts of the history of the human kind.

 

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Lullaby, composed by three small video screens, uses the beauty of melodious tunes and the flowing gestural expressions to portray a musical performance of obscure connotations. 

The Count, a silent video work that  deals with time and order in a continuous, rigorous and systematic rhythm. 

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The Count.tiff

The Question,  based on a written dialog between two characters belonging to the Greek mythology, which expose disturbing aspects concerning the essence of human nature.

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Mise en Scène depicts a surreal landscape of poetical, yet most disturbing character; a looping tragedy that surpasses the limits of place and time; a theatrical play of recurring beginnings and ends.

Mise en Scene. Video still
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