WhiteLand
WhiteLand
WhiteLand
WhiteLand
WhiteLand



WhiteLand, 2001
Periscope Gallery, Tel Aviv
Curator: Dr. Shlomit Shaked
Video loop, 4:08 minutes
WhiteLand, 2001
Periscope Gallery, Tel Aviv
Curator: Dr. Shlomit Shaked
Still image from video
WhiteLand, 2001
Periscope Gallery, Tel Aviv
Curator: Dr. Shlomit Shaked
Still image from video
WhiteLand, 2001
Periscope Gallery, Tel Aviv
Curator: Dr. Shlomit Shaked
Still image from video
WhiteLand, 2001
Periscope Gallery, Tel Aviv
Curator: Dr. Shlomit Shaked
Still image from video
|+|REFLECTIONS ON AND FROM THE WHITELAND | E.Y. SharKovsky

"And nothing is, but what is not"* (William Shakespeare)

Together with the objects on display in the exhibition, video works are on view. In contrast to the objects, the creation of which begins with a given mass of clay, the point of departure in the video works is the void. Visually: a blank screen, and also technically: the sights are produced from feedback interferences, a resonance response, a void that cyclically feeds the void. A void that fills the screen.

The video is shown on two separate screens, each screen presenting a black-and-white film in a cyclical sequence. Issues such as the landscape, the empty and the full, the light and the darkness, the frozen and the living, are translated into a dynamic-rhythmic dimension that provokes a dialogue between the static presence of the objects in the space and the development of the movement on the screen.

The two films in the video work aim to take the viewer on a journey through the landscapes of WhiteLand. In one of them the motion is linear, as in travel, and in the other it is concentric, as in a whirlpool. The abstract spectacles (together with the soundtrack that includes a sampling of an astronaut's breathing in space) connect with a narrative of a meditative journey. A journey of wandering. A quest. A concentrated listening to an ongoing inner resonance.


*William Shakespeare / MACBETH / Act 1, Scene V