As I remember
12.05. – 06.06.2010
Video art and installations from Israel / curated by Susanne Hinrichs
sponsored by the City of Dresden, Office for Culture and Monument Protection
Opening: May 12, 2010 / 7 pm with live performance by Ariela Plotkin
Exhibition duration: May 12 – June 6, 2010
Opening hours: Fri. – Sun. 16 – 20 clock and by appointment
With the kind support of:
Embassy of the State of Israel (Berlin),
Goethe-Institut Germany and Tel Aviv,
German-Israeli Society e.V.,
Dresden Working Group,
Festspielhaus Hellerau – European Center for the Arts,
Jewish Community Dresden,
Pallet trade Ronny Eckelmann Dresden
Die Koje – A social project of the QAD
The Israeli video scene is as diverse as anywhere else in the world. What is striking, however, is that the performers of the films are often the artists themselves. Still the theme of “identity” and the question of one’s own limits of freedom are still leading many artistic discussions in Israel.
The works presented here approach the subject in different ways. Starting from their own biographies, they illuminate personal life moments, conflict situations between generations and in everyday life, as well as historical aspects. They transform clichés, memories and the pain of their own history into a humorous, absurd or threatening visual language, achieving an intensity that is palpable to the viewer.
The exhibition shows 8 video performances and a video installation by artists of different generations. It concentrates on so-called close-up videos in which the artist acts directly in front of a permanently installed camera. The works approach the viewer with great intensity and seriousness, but also humorously and playfully.