Safe & Sound 1+2 2014

"The glowing photoluminescence film, usually used as thin strips marking emergency staircases, bunkers and dark theatres, here becomes the main protagonist. Charged by harsh light in frequent loops, blinding in parts, awfully dark in others, the green glow reflecting the gaze, sending it back and away, as a form of choreographed resistance. This resistance comes not as a critical disengagement, not as an opposition to the ordained regulations, but as a deconstruction of the relationship of light and darkness, both physical and cultural. This work is deeply rooted in the clubs of counter culture and premature vandal tendencies, where darkness allows for another kind of safety and sound is the mechanism for manipulation and dominance, rather than sight." —Gilly Karjevsky

 

Installation view at Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel; Künstlehrhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany. Made possible with the additional support of Artis and the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the friends of the Herzliya Museum. Documentation: Sam Smith, David Brandt (Berlin) Shaxaf Haber (Herzliya)

 

Photoluminescence "Glow in the Dark" vinyl, fluorescent lights, strobe lights, reflective fabric, yellow fluorescent vinyl, PVC, sound system, music: Rødhåd (K.Bethanien), Dj OneFinger (Herzliya M.)

Dimensions Variable