Anchor Point

Video, Photographs. 2020-2022

I am currently working on several underwater projects.

 

One of them is a film called Anchor Point, which 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. 

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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.

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Blank Box

Photographs. 2018

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”.

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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.

 

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A Lasting Faith

Photographs. 2014-2015

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.

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