Shlomo Harush. Segments by Email
30.06.2020 – 25.07.2020
Shlomo Harush reflects on the narrative potential of the digital sphere as a way of immediately sharing an idea, feeling or moment of lived experience. Virtual space thus offers an ideal platform for testing out new ways of exhibiting and delving into the questions facing art at this difficult time.
The special project Segments by Email is both physical and virtual: it can be visited in the gallery and accessed online. In the videos, human figures and dancing objects come together against a jumble of geometric, variable, abstract lines, as if something were happening on the web and getting lost due to an algorithm that autonomously generates new shapes and colors.
This is how the artist explains his work: “I created this new series of works during lockdown in New York city, at a time of deep silence for everybody. I thought and felt that the right thing to do was to work with this collective silence. My work therefore developed through the idea and sense of three-dimensionality. The videos are the result of a different way of conceiving my traditional sculptures, a way that was suggested by the silence I was talking about. These short animations are therefore a combination of my sculptures and drawings, and adapt to both the real exhibition space and its virtual counterpart. They are moving images that can become sculptures, go back to being a drawing or a painting and also split into frames and segments of the composition”. As the artist concludes, it is “An exhibition that can be sent by e-mail“.