Postcard from Tel Aviv

2015

Video, 8.23 minutes

Postcard from Tel Aviv is a video done in a technique I developed – a digital collage.

The raptures of the city of Jaffa-Tel Aviv are digitally and surrealistically merged together into a romantic, harmonious landscape. Sabil Abu Nabbut, an Ottoman fountain from 1820 is digitally attached to the Jaffa beach of our times, where girls are playing. A frame of a highway is dissolved into the beach, making the girls be occasionally “run over” by a passing biker on the sidewalk.

In the horizon I have placed the Jaffa mosque, interrupted by a construction crane with a gigantic teddy bear hung on its body. Inspired by the colonial postcards of the German Kaiser Wilhelm II’s visit to Palestine in late 19th century, h, my digital postcard creates a timeless time that combines the past and the future into an impossible present.

Postcard from Tel Aviv was made with the support of Outset Contemporary Art Fund - Young International Artist Award.

Postcard from Tel Aviv, 2015   50 second extract out of 8.24 minutes