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RAN SLAVIN

About/CV

Film maker, artist, photographer, editor, underground electronic music experimenter.

Participation in selected film festivals include:
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival – PÖFF, Rebels with a cause competition 2018
Haifa International Film Festival Official Selection 2018
Camerimage Film Festival, “Directors Debut & Cinematographers Debut Competitions”, Poland 2018
Utopia Film Festival, (winner best film, Israeli competition) Israel 2018
Ficci, The International Film Festival of Cartagena De Indias, Cartagena, Colombia 2019
Academy nomination (Ophir Awards) best production design, Israel 2018
Hors Piste Film Festival at Pompidou Center Paris 2009
Winterthur Film Festival Switzerland 2009
Pesaro Film Festival, Italy 2009
Torino film festival, Italy 2007

Participation in selected art shows include mega billboards in Hong Kong (Sino-Niio illumination prize 2019) Times Square billboards New York (Zaz Projects 2018) Mediations Biennale Poland (2017) The Ostrale Biennale /Dresden (2017) CCA Leipzig (2016) The Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art /Israel (solo, 2016) The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre /Cyprus (2015) Hong-gah Museum, Taipei (2014) Kunsthalle /Hannover (2013) Manifesta Satellite events /Belgium (2012), Museum on the Seam /Jerusalem (2012)
Maerzmusik /Berlin (2011) Videoformes/France (2010) Petah Tikva Art Museum /Israel (2009) Tel Aviv Art Museum (2009) Netwerk CCA Belgium (solo 2008) Ars Electronica /Linz (mention of honor 2007) Liverpool Biennial (2006) Rencontres Internationales Paris-Madrid-Berlin at Pompidou & Jeu De Paum Paris (2006-2012) Venice Biennale of architecture (2004) Transmediale /Berlin
(2003).

Music and recordings appear on the labels Crónica/Portugal, False Ind/Tel Aviv and have also appeared on Mille Plateaux/Frankfurt-Berlin, Sub Rosa /Belgium, Rail Cables/Manchester, AK Duck /Jerusalem, Earsay/Tel Aviv, Nana Disc/Tel Aviv, Hed Arzi/Tel Aviv, Heart & Crossbones/Tel Aviv.

Ran Slavin’s work is cross media and project based, often site specific. It includes cinema, video installation, sound composition, photography & print editions. With works featuring dream influenced arrangements that bestow uncanny fusions of digital and real, narratives of disorientation, science fiction and Neo-Noir. The city scape phenomenon as location, horizon, subject and narrative has been a recurring theme in concurring recent works. One of the essential figures in the Israeli video art and sound scene since the early 90s, Ran Slavin belongs to the generation which renewed the use of video with post production sensibilities. In his video installations films and soundtracks, characters and worlds of unresolved mysteries unfold, reconstructed dreams that entangle in fiction lead through a crime investigation in Tokyo and Tel Aviv (Call for Dreams, long fiction film 2018), dislocation, mythology, geo-political war and fiction sprawl and intertwine in a southern Israeli desert (Variations Amud Anan video installation), digital meditation and synthetic multiscreen environments immerse the viewer (World5 multi channel video) a gun shot wounded man wakes in an underground parking lot trying to reconstruct his memory while a tied woman in a hotel room in Shanghai is plotting with a stranger on a phone (The Insomniac City Cycles film) a medieval science fiction psychological fantasy is revealed by a small boy under Jerusalem (Ursulimum video) sound-synched barking people and barking dogs (Everything Is Urgent video). 

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