Karen Russo's film will be screened as part of Sifting Through the Structures, a new, curated selection of video artworks screening on the Artis website from June 9–July 10 as part of Dancing on Tec(h)tonic Plates. The videos screening in this section present the work of artists who sift through everyday structures to uncover layers of political, social, and aesthetic complexities:

A Free Moment by Nir Evron (2011) skillfully captures the skeletal remains of a Jordanian royal palace, where construction was abruptly halted in 1967 by the Six Day War.

Marganith by Tzion Abraham Hazan (2013) presents a tortuous journey through the streets of Tel Aviv, exposing the impenetrability of a military communication tower that looms over the public sphere. 

Junkerhaus by Karen Russo (2021) guides us into the private residence of German architect Karl Junker that he spent a lifetime building for a family he never had.

ISHMAEL by Nira Pereg (2015) probes the site of Hebron’s Cave of the Patriarchs, where a mosque and synagogue are embedded in the same building, following the daily routines practiced by individuals of Muslim and Jewish faiths.

About Dancing on Tec(h)tonic Plates

Dancing on Tec(h)tonic Plates is a virtual video art screening program that offers reflections on, and reactions to, present environmental and political shifts and imbalance. The screenings are organized into four thematic sections, which are released monthly for the run of the program from April through July, 2023. 

The program asks, how do contemporary artists confront the changing environment and climate crisis? What channels do they choose in their work to reflect on their realities, and project their fantasies? The featured works question the past, the present, the political, and the personal, and use a constantly evolving technology to express diverse viewpoints in form and subject. 

Dancing on Tec(h)tonic Plates is developed by Artis in collaboration with Vivian Ostrovsky for the Ostrovsky Family Fund (O.F.F.) and Lea Mauas, Director of Mamuta Art and Research Center. The video works presented as part of this program are culled from a decade of the Experimental Cinema and Video Art Awards at the Jerusalem Film Festival, and highlight works by artists who have recently received grant support from Artis.

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