Alona Harpaz’s video Salt # 3 which will be displayed at circle1 in the next exhibition, is a fascinating experience relating to Israeli folk dance. Israeli folk dance answers some of the parameters required to define a Folk dance such as being performed by people with little or no professional training, but other than this characteristic none of the attributes related to the term appear in any of them.
In our next Exhibition, opens on the 4th of April, Circle1 is displaying Alona Harpaz, an Israeli artist who works and lives in Berlin since 2001 and is represented by the Sommer Gallery in Tel Aviv. Harpaz is also the founder of the Infinite Earth foundation.
We are extremely excited to invite you to a 2 day work shop by Miloš Tomić the representative of Serbia at the 2013 Venice biennale. Tomić (Belgrade 1976) a spectacular multimedia artist whose projects span film, photography, collages, and sculpture will guide us through 2 exhilarating days, where we will produce everything from ideas through sound while playing games, music and more.
In our main space of Circle1 we are displaying two exhibitions by two distinguishable artists – Khen Shish and Nevet Yitzhak. Both artists are dealing with the problematic of Orientalism in Israeli culture and the complex local identity, and refer to it through personal and theoretical prisms.
Motion and stillness, depth and surface, black and white, physicality and abstraction – Telémachos Alexiou’s video The Dream of Norma transposes these cinematographic parameters in a duality that both distills and delights. On three screens, a dancing duel unfolds between Norma (Vaginal Davis) and a masked phantom (Telémachos Alexiou), a ceremony of seduction, an erotic courtship…
A journey down the streets of Tel-Aviv, between governmental and institutional buildings, exposes the location of a white tower, also named “Marganith”. The tower, which is located on the “Qirya” military base, seems to mark the center of the city. Along this journey, buildings intermittently expose the tower or entirely block our view of it.
Nevet Yitzhak (1975) often deals with contemporary political and cultural issues by usage of real archive materials which she disconnects from their original context and manipulates with the help of digital tools. She challenges our perception of the past, rewrites history and raises questions regarding cultural heritage and collective forgetfulness within a complex local identity.
“In order to create disorder in the painting you have to disrupt, interrupt, or maim. tear, perforate. As with a simple walk on the pavement in daily life, it’s the same with painting. There’s room for injuries. The dilemma is whether to ‘dress’ it or let it ‘form a scab’” (Khen Shish).
In our current show is a joint exhibition by Roy Mordechay and Gil Shachar exploring, each in their unique way the mutual passion for matters such as time, paper (or the imitation of it), shadows, the expression of the human face and the tradition from which it evolves.
Solmi reinvents the visual world of animation by creating and sequencing images using behind-the scenes technology that he borrowed and adapted from film and gaming. For “Chinese Democracy and the Last Day on Earth,” Solmi has created hundreds of drawings and paintings as skins for a 3D game environment. The process involves real time performance recorded inside that environment through motion capture technology. Solmi himself enacts all the main characters in his films and provides the voiceovers, becoming, in effect, a one-man film studio.