Curator: Yael Yudkovic
One – when using the term "in the same breath" one refers to the merger of two things that are inherently contradictory however, in one instant of speech they unite and merge in to one breath.
This exhibition asks to express such "moments", in which the fantasy of" together" overcomes for an instance the eternal divide, in each moment that the onlooker stops in front of the works of Hinda Weiss, Yael Yudkovik, Ohad Matalon or yoav Frenkel they surrender to that fantasy.
The onlooker the artists and the curator are all momentary partners in there uncontrollable passion to become one, to come apart so they can desire once more.
Two – what is there amid the words "Pair" and "couple"? The photographs of Sharon Glazberg Tomer Kap and David Frankel demonstrate that the difference between Pair and couple is in the context, it is in the eye of the beholder. To comprehend the "Pair" as a couple they must enter one of the most dominant frames of conciseness that mold our society. Two oranges (Glazberg) transformed with the help of a camera leans, into two doves, alienating themselves from reality, in the form of a withered dried up tree. Separating them through their elated coupling from the other oranges.
In contrary to their ideal coupling the staged photograph of two siblings (kap) demonstrates that what starts with (self) duplication eventually encounter difficulties.
Control- in the process of humanities development we pursue control and perfect the means to attain it. When we use these means we prevent the reality that would have ensued without our interference. For many years we "play God" and nature is but a puppet on a string in our hands.
Yair Barak reminds us of the fundamental way we try to attain control the all powerful signifier trough writing the text, the system of signs created control over time, we interpreted it according to our needs. to fit a "natural" unnatural fictitious history
The Sublime- the works of Efrat Shalem ,Asaf Evron and Kap prove to us once more that "control" and the "Sublime" cannot live side by side. Even thou their origins are similar (fear of death) they are two aspirations that relate to the ego in different ways, one elevates it and the other deteriorate it.
Time- the photographs of Adi Brendes Dror Daum (video) and Tamar Shakin reminds us that Death is the only method of existence and that time is a deceptive element of life.
Daum, films a yard where Ron and Tami Arad were once married, through this medium (video that looks like still photography) he expresses successfully our desperate need to freeze time.
Shakin shows us the ultimate heterotopias, a grave yard, the place where the memory cuts between the body and the soul.