nevety (Nevet yitzhak)
Lior Fridman


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Name of movie: Salute Duration: 6 minutes. Artists: Nevet Yitshak & Lior Friedman. Description: Video manipulation that simulates an airplane crushes into the ‘Tower of David’ In Jerusalem by using archive material from the Israeli wars and footage from September 11. Concept: The Tower of David is the name of the ancient citadel located near the Jaffa Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem. Built to strengthen a strategically weak point in the Old City's defenses, the citadel was constructed during the second century BC and subsequently destroyed and rebuilt by, in succession, the Christian, Muslim, Mamluk, and Ottoman conquerors of Jerusalem. In the 30th of the 19th century the tower of david was a museum for Palestinian folklore. After 1967 it hosted a variety of art events and in 1989 the tower was established as a museum for the history of Jerusalem. The metaphorical destruction of the Tower symbolizes also a destruction of culture. The black and white Processing of archive materials from the wars of Israel and the footage from New-York in September 11. creates a unification and disturbs the sense of time and space. Past merges into present, the capital of the world merges in to the capital of all religions and the terror attack becomes a part of a continuum of wars, violence and disasters. The film creates a sense of chaos that reflects the chaos in a reality in which it is hard to distinguish between truth and fiction, authentic and fabrication.

nevety (Nevet yitzhak)

Born in Israel, 1975 Lives and works in Tel Aviv. Education 2007 - Alma College, Tel Aviv, Hebrew Culture 2005 - 2007 Betzalel Academy of Art and Design, Tel Aviv, Advanced Studies in Art and Photography 2000 - 2003 Musrara School of Photography & New Media, Jerusalem, New Media Department 1996 - 1997 Hadassah College, Jerusalem, Photography Communications Department Scholarships & Awards Scholarship for Excellence in Studies, Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, 2006 and 2007 America-Israel Cultural Fund scholarship for 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006 First Prize in The Experimental Films Competition at The International Film Festival, Jerusalem, 2004 Mayor of Jerusalem Award for Excellence in Art studies, 2003 Scholarship for Excellence in Studies, Musrara School of Photography & New Media, 2002 Up coming exhibitions & Festivals in 2008 2008 Beit Shtruman Museum, Ein Harod, group exhibition, Oct. 2008 2008 30th Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier, 24 Oct. - 2 Nov. 2008 Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, group exhibition, Dec. 2008 Group exhibitions 2008 Borderline–Mirrorlike, Taiwan-Israel Young Artists Interchanging Exhibition, Huashan Culture Park, Taipei 2008 hochmat rechov, Mishkenot Shaananim gallery, Jerusalem 2008 Kola Shel Hamila, Art & Poetry Festival and Exhibition, Jerusalem 2007 Ketzev, Art Residence, Holon 2007 Salame 007, Graduate Show MFA, Betzalel Academy of Arts, Tel Aviv 2006 Vacation, Tarbut High School Gallery, Rishon Lezion 2006 Czechpoint, International Exhibition & Festival of Political Art, Prague 2005 Three Cities Against The Wall, International Group Exhibition, Tel Aviv Artists House / ABC No Rio Gallery, New York / Al-Hallaj Gallery, Ramalla 2004 Hatsagat Bechora, Cinematheque Jerusalem 2004 Omanut Ha'aretz # 3, Reding power plant in Tel Aviv 2003 Hearat Shulaim 6, Tower of David Museum, Jerusalem 2003 Artik5, Ramat Gan Museum of Art 2002 Mother's Tongue, Israel International Festival, Jerusalem 2002 Final Projects, Museum of Photography, Tel Hai Festivals 2008 Musraramix # 8, International Festival for Art & Culture, Jerusalem 2007 The 24th International Film Festival, the Experimental Films Competition, Jerusalem, 2008 IF, Istanbul AFM International Independent Films Festival, animations and short film out of NOMAD archive, Istanbul,Turkey 2007 ctrl_alt_del, sound-art festival organized by NOMAD, concurrent with the 10th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey 2006 Vdance, International Video Dance Festival, Tel Aviv cinematheque 2006 Hagolem, Art Event, The Lab Theatre, Jerusalem 2006 Goods to Declare, MFA International Exhibition, Terminal 1 - Ben Gurion International Airport 2006 Laptopia, International Experimental Art Festival, Levontin7, Tel Aviv 2006 Musraramix 06, International Festival for Art & Culture, Jerusalem 2005 Expo, Art Event, the Lab Theatre, Jerusalem 2005 The 22th International Film Festival, the Experimental Films Competition, Jerusalem 2005 Sonorities, International Music & New Media Festival, Belfast, Ireland 2004 The 10th International Students Film Festival, Tel Aviv cinematheque 2004 Musraramix 3, International Festival for Art & Culture, Jerusalem & Tel Aviv 2004 C.Sides, International Music & New Media Festival, Jerusalem 2004 The 21th International Film Festival, the Experimental Films Competition, Jerusalem 2003 Kola Shel Hamila, Art & Poetry Festival, Jerusalem & Tel Aviv 2003 The 20th International Film Festival, the Experimental Films Competition, Jerusalem 2002 Culture2Culture, Animation Festival, Tricky Women Competition, Vienna, Austria Workshops 2007 Open-Space, International Workshop for Art Academies, Kassel, Germany