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The installation includes: one single channel projection on stage with stereo sound.

In her exhibition Sun before Sunset (1) Nevet Yizhak examines in a nostalgic but sobered view the evolution of cultural tradition, its transference and re absorption, within a reflective reference to time dimension.  Out of an abstract uninformed syntax of tones sound samples of singing, playing and applause, three artworks interwoven within each other visually and thematically can be seen in the gallery space. These are digital ready-made works, manipulated and deconstructed found footage, image and sound assemblages, created through minor operations of cutting and pasting, editing and animation that disrupt traditional aesthetic models and create new compositions.

Following the observation and investigation of visual and musical traditions from popular and high culture as well – such as Arabic classical music or conceptual aesthetics of the oriental ornamentation, Yizhak examines the way those are delivered and transferred further on. At the same time Yitzhak manages to object them through a reformulation in a personal and original voice.

In this exhibition Nevet Yizhak continues to deal with the connection between sound and visual image as raw materials which nourish each other, creating a new context between the visible and the heard and providing reading to the artistic work while focusing in the visitors experience through looking and hearing. The work Sun before Sunset (2013) an animation screening on a standing stage leaning on one of the gallery walls is presented in the center of the space. This is a screening of a schematic model, a prototype of a Persian carpet which becomes through the digital process in to an ornamental relief decorated with stylized geometrical and floral motives, seeming for a moment as an ancient archaeological remain. The animation work consciously and intentionally disrupts the familiar aesthetic course. The insertion of movement arouse life in to the motives which component it violating the composition symmetry and balance. The ideal cosmic order, the harmony and balance characteristic of this decorative perception are undermined, and as a result, a new reciprocal relation between the ornaments is created. Constant mechanical actions of cocking, loading and shooting along with abstract sounds, arouse associations of struggle and fight reminding the visual language characteristic of computer games.

This text was written by Sally Haftel Naveh who curated Nevet's exhibition in KAV 16 Gallery, Tel-Aviv.

January 2013

Sun before Sunset | Kav 16 Gallery, Tel-Aviv

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02/23/2017 - 07/29/2017

No Place Like Home | Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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21.2.13

Arabic Work | Achbar Hair

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7.2.2013

Nevet Yitzhak is hiding Umm Kultum's face | Ha'aretz Newspaper, "Gallery" section

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8.2.2013

Get your handkerchief ready | Ha'aretz Newspaper, "Gallery" section

2017

Video Works | Nevet Yitzhak