Mise en Scène
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.