RAN SLAVIN

Amud Anan (2014)

  
Video HD (with various cloud versions), duration: loop, dimensions are variable and site specific
 

The work deals with jewish history and the internalization of the esthetics of war as we have come to see it on the media.
 
The video portrays an endless vertical line of cloud constantly streaming without end.
The work reflects on the borrowed use of the Israeli Defense Forces of a mythological metaphor Amud Anan (Translating to Cloud Column) for a military operation title. It appears in the bible as a metaphor and image of a beacon of a holy spirit leading the way with a pillar of smoke in daytime, and a pillar of fire at night and later appeared in reality as towering smoke columns from missile attacks. The latter formed the iconic image of the Amud Anan war operation in the Gaza strip.

Recent works

Call For Dreams (Feature film) / (2017-18)

The Floating Life (2017)

In The Moment (2017)

Variations (Amud Anan) (2016-17)

World5, (Newtopia, non places, slow arcades) / (2016)

Ghost, Eyes On You (2013-14)

Smoke and Mirrors (2012)

Parallel Realities (2012)

Montefiore Microphone (2012)

Ursulimum (2012)

Sequences Identities (2010)

Everything Is Urgent (2009)