Ludlow 38 - Exhibit №1: 5846, 5851 and 5852 vs. the Population and Immigration Authority
A video work and installation by Hinda Weiss in-collaboration with Asaf Weitzen, adv.
Ludlow 38 MINI/Goethe-Institut - Curatorial Residencies
38 Ludlow Street New York, NY 10002
Opening: Thursday, March 29, 6-8pm
Closing and gallery talk with Hinda Weiss: Sunday, April 1, 2018, 4pm
Through colors, rhythms and sounds, the video work and installation 5846, 5851 and 5852 vs. the Population and Immigration Authority deals with an Israeli supreme court's decision regarding three people requesting not to be sent to Holot Detention Facility.*
A new codification of a legal document is proposed through the creation of an original visual sign language; a musical interpretation; and through the voice of Mutasim A. Ali, an activist and asylum seeker himself. The work’s visual translation of legal concepts brings to mind the reading of musical notes, movement notation, or sign language.
*Holot Detention Facility is a prison for African asylum seekers located in the South of Israel.
The video was made with support of Artport Tel-Aviv and Ostrovsky Family Fund Exhibited with the kind support of the Artis Grant Program