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Events July 30, 2009; 20:00 to 22:00.
Ein Kerem, Jerusalem

Wednesday 30th July at 20:00

Entrance Fee: 10 NIS

Yael Kanarek : Loops and Repetitions - Artist Talk
at Mamuta at the Daniela Passal Art & Media Center, Eldan Forum, Ein Karem, Madregot Habikur st, 58

A joint project by the Jerusalem Foundation and Hearat Shulaym

Yael Kanarek will talk about her work with languages and clock-based software. Both are aesthetically driven by structures of loops and repetitions.

Her interest in the territorial and spiritual properties of languages is the subject of her upcoming exhibition, Melancholy, at Nelly Aman gallery, Tel Aviv opening September 10. The works, created during a two-year fellowship at Eyebeam (New York) are made from words and phrases burnt out of rubber using a laser cutter as a writing machine. Multiple languages are then constructed one of four structures: grid, organic, body and mass to form relationships. In her most recent works in the series, she reinterprets works by Malevich and Mondrian, giving the compositions a territorial reading.

During the second part of her talk, she will introduce her new project, Videoclocks, developed with Shawn Lawson. Videoclocks is a computational video software that controls moving image in synch with the computer’s clock. This system of loops and repetitions often results in a meditative, ambient work.

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Yael Kanarek has been working in the field of new media is 1995. She’s the recipient of many grants, among them the Rockefeller Media Fellowship. She exhibited at the Whitney Biennial, SFMOMA, and currently her work is the central work of the exhibition at the National Museum for Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece.Kanarek is the founder of Upgrade! International.

Events July 8, 2009; 20:00 to 21:00.
Ein Kerem, Jerusalem


Wednesday 8th July at 20:00

Köken Ergun : 3 Films, Projects and Talk -
at Mamuta at the Daniela Passal Art &b Media Center, Ein Karem, Madregot Habikur st, 58
Entrance Fee: 10 NIS
(the presentation will be held in English)

Köken will show three video works: “I, Soldier (7’)”, “Tanklove (8’)” and “Wedding (12’)” and he will talk about his research and project at Betselem archives, and how those materials relate to his own practice.

Koken Ergun, is a video artist born in Istanbul and working and living in Berlin at the present. His video works has been screened at several film festivals: Oberhausen, Rotterdam, Sydney, VideoZone and Zagreb Film Festival.

He is the 2007 recipient of the Tiger Award of the Rotterdam Film Festival for his short film The Flag.
Koken studied acting at the İstanbul University and completed his postgraduate diploma degree in Classics at King’s College London, followed by an MA degree in Visual Communication Design at the Bilgi University. After working with American theatre director Robert Wilson, Ergun became involved more with contemporary art, specifically video and performance. He has exhibited internationally at institutions including Platform Garanti (Istanbul), KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Arts (Helsinki), Sparwasser HQ (Berlin), Digital ArtLab (Tel Aviv), Museum of Contemporary Arts Taipei, Casino Luxembourg, Art in General (New York), and Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam.

He is currently writing his PhD thesis at a joint research at the Istanbul University Theatre Department (Prof. Dikmen Gurun) and Freie Universitat Berlin Theatre Sciences Department (Prof. Erika Fischer-Lichte)

He is in Israel invited by the Digital Art Lab and has also been in residency at Mamuta at the Daniela Passal Art and Media Center.

Links to some of Koken Ergun works: