2018.03.01 - 2018.03.31

Boaz Aharonovitch

[Israel ]

Artist profile:
The sources of the tensions that appear in my works are the result of a dual movement towards and away from images. It seems to me that I am at the same time possessed by images, and horrified by their power. I am constantly restraining and unleashing them. Numerous images are being collected, manipulated, indexed, processed, enjoyed, and even metabolized. They are then turned into a single image - a spectacular, captivating yet horrifying image. An image that magnifies the multitude of images and at the same time abolishes them, as they become redundant in the face of the single image. The single image unites times and places, thereby undermining the singularity of the photographic medium - its ambition to capture a moment in time, a frame in space. The images are disarmed of their original context. The single image thus becomes a different sort of representation. It is a representation of a conceptual occurrence. The image that appears before the viewer is the end point of a long journey. It is the exhaustion of a certain visual quest, one that resists the single image, and at the same time is aimed at one, an ideal one. Each work seduces the viewer into a visual labyrinth, but offers no way out, no exit and no grip point. The works raise questions, which are maybe relevant now, in the digital age, more than ever, regarding our control over images, and their control over us.

Residency plan:
I will conduct a 30 day 'Daily Practice project' aiming to create a documentation of the 30 days in the residency.
?Here? are the rules that i will follow:
Every day learn a new word in japanese.
Everyday ,Generate a map of all the walks you did in that day.
Everyday, count the steps you took that day.
Everyday, record the hour you go to sleep and the hour you wake up.
Every day, take as many pictures as you want. One of them should be of a thing you did not see before.
Every day,? m?ake a work combining all the information you collected.

Date 2018.03.01 - 2018.03.31
Place AIR-2