SAND TIMER, 2018
HD-Video Performance, 60'00"
Filmed in Jaffa,Tel Aviv the place has long history as appearing in Bible and contains different kind of communities with different cultures and social hierarchy. Today it is in rapid economical gentrification to become a new prime real estate area. This performance that was shoot in the construction site of condominium from noon till the sun came down. Throwing around 700 bricks down into a massive hole in the ground and then build a kind of “home” hearing the Muezzin (indicating the time of prayer) from the neighboring mosque. The duration of the video is exact 60 minutes. Unlike most other methods of measuring time, the sand timer (hourglass) concretely represents the present as being between the past and the future,and it is a symbol of the time itself. Sand timer changes its format from an object to an action and to realism. The time as a concept is relative. It could be longer and shorter depends on which point of view you have. This work shows us different points of view of what the artist describes as 'social gravity', and emphasizes the human pursuit for “home”.
DoP & Editing: Gal Hamo
2020 'Sand Timer' Award (2# place) Best Video Art. On Art. Video Festival, Poland (the biggest open-air film festival in Central Europe).
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