Artist statment

 

Walking from my house to the studio I see two Jewish - Ethiopian girls, hair flattened, sitting on a street corner along with a few boys - Eritrean refugees. The group is uniformly clad in a sloppy reggae style, reminiscent of 1970's Bronx. An orthodox contractor stops right by them in his SUV, asking if they want to come and work for the day. They ignore him, listening to sluggish Dub music coming out of a cell phone. As I pass by, I notice that their eyes are closed and that they are dwelling in a private ceremony, generating a field of pale green light surrounding them.

 

Of late, I have been considering the musical term "Fusion" which for me has a local cultural connotation and embodies a concept that represents my way of action. In Israel the term "Fusion" connotes a cultural melting pot.

As an artist who lives and works in south Tel-Aviv, I find that this historical concept of "Melting pot" as a metaphor for a heterogeneous society that its past and future are melting together, inspires me in it's unorthodox mix of cultural materials. For me the term "Fusion" is also relevant in the new age sense, as a kind of alchemical process, in a context which I transform the oft quoted phrase by McLuhan :”The medium is the message” to “The artist is a medium”. In whatever mediums I choose to work- from sculpture to digital works and videos it is always kind of a visual séance. I believe art have the power to unfold hidden realities and illuminate them with light.  

 

 

 

 

SELECTED PRESS 


 

CORA- 2015. SWEDISH

TOHU IN CONVERSATION:LEAH ABIR.

2015. ENGLISH/ ARABIC/ HEBREW

XERO, KLINE & COMA 2013 ,LONDON. ENGLISH

PROGRAMMA -2010. ENGLISH 

ARTFORUM -2010. ENGLISH 

PAWAR AMSTERDAM WEEKLY. ENGLISH 

DREAMS AND DRAMAS. VIDEO INTERVIEW, ENGLISH

 

 

TIME OUT -2010. HEBREW

HAARET  UZI TZUR 2006. HEBREW

HAARETZ  SMADAR SHEFI- 2006. HEBREW

MAARAV 2006. HEBREW

RUTI DIRECTOR, HAEIR, TEL AVIV. HEBREW

TIME OUT, GALIA YAHAV 2007. HEBREW

SHAMENET MAGAZINE- HAARETZ 2008. HEBREW

WALLA -HEBREW 2009. HEBREW

HAARETZ  SMADAR SHEFI- 2009. HEBREW

HAARETZ  UZI TZUR -2010 . HEBREW

HAARETZ  GALIA YAHAV 2012 -HEBREW HAARETZ 

GALIA YAHAV 2014. HEBREW

& MAGAZINE 2011. HEBREW

DR. GIDEON OFRAT. 2019. HEBREW

 

Links

 

ALON SEGEV GALLERY

FIREFLIES

VOLTA7

MAGASIN III

TEXT- AYA LURIE/ THE WHITE LIGHT

TEXT-A LETTER FROM JEROEN BOOMGAARD

INTERVIEW- ART IN PUBLIC/ PRIVET SPACES/ ADI HOLLANDER

TOHU IN CONVERSATION WITH LEAH ABIR   

 

 

 

Contact

 

 

eitan718@gmail.com

 

Tel: 972-524-299432

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