Video, Photographs. 2020-2022
This new project, including a video and a series of photographs, explores the idea of letting go, and the transformation it arises.
The film starts in a desert, showing a man who is hanging desperately on to the edge of the cliff. At a certain moment he decides to let go of his grip and starts to fall. While he falls, the landscape around him evolves into an underwater scene, filmed in the Red Sea.
You're Gorgeous, You're Mad
Performance, video installation. 2019
The presentation of self, usually in an attempt of creating a certain impression, is inevitably hiding essential parts in our traits, thoughts and feelings.
This series is an expression of my desire to reveal a complex and whole image of one’s self-perception.
The video presents a series of inner dialogues and brings to the fore the inner tension between the “Idealized self” and one’s actual self-perception.
Two white cubes were built for this project. They served as a platform for a series of portraits of local people from Cape Charles, Virginia, who were photographed in and around their town.
The boxes may be a stage, perhaps a symbol; an object encompassing multiple meanings.
The work was created as part of the artist residency “Experimental Film Virginia”.
You Don't Have To Do A Thing
Video installation. 2016-2017
In this video installation, I decided to examine people’s reactions to sounds, associated with three different major cultures and religions in Jerusalem today: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.
Each one of the participants sat in a dark room and listened to the same soundtrack while I was filming his/her physical reactions. From their mimic and gestural reactions of refusal and approval – smile, boredom, rejection, enjoyment, grin – I created a series of video portraits.
A Lasting Faith
This series of nocturnal photographs was created over several years during which I spent time with Orthodox priests and nuns. I accompanied them across the Israeli and the Palestinian territories.
The work was presented in a solo exhibition at The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg and is now a part of the museum's permanent collection.