Detail. Courtesy the artist.

Dani Gal Failed to Bind

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Free with RSVP

For his new performance Failed to Bind, Berlin-based Israeli artist Dani Gal has gathered together current affairs photographs from different newspapers and magazines published since the 1970s and juxtaposed them with statements made by artists in interviews from the same time. A lone female performer begins the performance seated at a desk with a slide projector, reciting the artists’ words as she presents the collected images on the walls around the space. Confronted with text and images simultaneously, the audience members begin to give new meanings to what they see and hear, in the process of making connections between the two types of material. Being presented alongside each other, the photographs are loosened from their original contexts, while the artists’ words, which are often read in a sanctified, isolated manner, can be observed in relation to events of political or social significance.

Failed to Bind is presented by the Goethe-Institut New York.


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