Photographs and Videos
Daphna Westerman, Hanna Sahar, Tali Navon, Yehuda Altmann,
Michal Bar-Or, Flore Imbert, Sivan Reuven, Adi Bezalel, Roi Kuper
Curators: Vera Pilpoul, Yehuda Altmann
Opening: Thursday, 25.5.2012, 12:00
The exhibition will run until 17.6.2012
The stones in 'Kedumim (“ancient”) Square' are slippery. Open your eyes carefully to keep your balance. Walk fast, no shades, Napoleon walked here, Arabs, Jews and Christians, mixed city on the mediterranean shore line. It’s calm.
Daydream. A hill saturated with history, anger, fear and sadness.
It is a loaded square. For sale – sunglasses: pink, black and gray; fake golden and silver jewellery; black and white and colored landscape photos; souvenirs, relicts of all religions; orange-carrots juice, pomegranate, strawberry banana mix; too sweet.
The stairs to 'Marchav Gallery' are steep. Please hold the banister.
Watch your head entering space with old, curvy sand stone walls.
It used to be a home.
This inconvenient space for art (not `white cube`) becomes a catalyst of exploring and thinking. Camera shuts - a bridge is open for you, dear spectator - between the shown images and the inner thinking of the creator and the curator.
Daphna WestermanThe photographs and the videos are commentaries, readings of realities alongside exposure of thoughts and experiences.
This exhibition is based on the idea of revealing those layers of experience that can interpreted reverse: what we see and what we think we see.
The photographs and running images function in a dynamic manner - mediating between dualities of private and general observation.
The visuals born from intimacy, the individual's state of mind:
Yes, something is bothering out there.