COLUMBA RIOT, 2012

HD-Video, 3'53"

 

While using a poetic-aesthetic approach and roam visually through places far from the eye, Eyal Segal invades a deserted silo in the Arava dessert. In Columba Riot the camera penetrates into an abandoned concrete structure populated by pigeons. A mysterious, even intimidating, atmosphere develops: footsteps on layer of droppings, feathers scatter through the air, birds flutter in front of a barred window, and a blurred figure passes through all these. There is no plot, although old ones spring to the viewer's mind (like Hitchcock's movie 'The Birds'), creating a surreal combination of seduction and horror, the symbolic and the concrete.

The setting is an agricultural-industrial enterprise - a feed-silo in an industrial zone in the Arava that was abandoned before it started operating. Nature took over the empty silo, and pigeons converted it into a present-day columbarium. Free and independent, the birds hover around the intruder who has infiltrated their living-space. [Dalia Manor]

 

 

 

 

Screenings:

 

2019   'ΞΟΥΘ Festival', Athens, Greece. ARTENS: curator: Evi Peterson, Get [it] out of your system, Curator: by Gioula Papadopoulou 

2016   'The Age of mankind', Projectspace of Group Global 3000, Berlin. Germany. Curators: Tom Albrecht & Robert Günther

2015   'Release: Return',Solo Exhibition, FUGA budapest center of architecture, Budapest, Curator: Lili Boros 

2013   'Falling into Place',  The Negev Museum of Art, Beer Sheva.  Solo Exhibition, Curator: Dr. Dalia Manor

2013   ‘BMW- Workshop’ - Baltic Mediterranean Workshop, Marseille (Marseille-Provence 13 Capitale Europenne de la Culture*)

2012   'MuazzIn', Kayma Gallery, Jaffa. curator: Marie Shek

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