Curated by CCA, The Center for Contemporary Art - Bar Goren, Judith Lenglart, Danielle Gorodenzik and Nicola Trezzii.
The four video works selected for the Video Greenhouse of Fresh Paint Art Fair 10 explore geographical, conceptual, and psychological boundaries and representations of memory. What are boundaries made of? What are the limits between imaginary and conventional frontiers? By giving a face and a voice to an anonymous figure, the artist Roni Karfiol (The Aegean Sea, 2016) questions our perception of the refugee crisis and the role that technology plays in the way we relate to this issue. Differently, Tal Ilan (Untitled, 2016) confronts the boundaries of the psychiatric system – as well as her own limits – through repetitive phone calls. Subverting gender conventions by featuring women who recite the Kaddish (Kaddish, 2017) in their own individual harmony, Yael Serlin highlights the power of words and the ambivalence between the individual and the collective significance of this ritual. In the animation video War Marks (2017), Meshi Koplewitz reconstitutes a narrative from her childhood memories in the kibbutz, near the borders with Syria and Lebanon. The artist underlines the ambivalence of these episodes by creating a dissonance in the poetic illustration of these war scenes. This spectrum of works was chosen to question the drastic reality of frontiers and to highlight diverse ways of escaping the individual significance of experience in order to reach the perception of collective faith.
Supported by Ronnie Duek.