RAN SLAVIN

Ghost, Eyes On You (2013-14)

 

 

 

Video works:
Ghost
Video HD, 4:14 min, PAL, 16:9, color, sound
Eyes On You
Video HD, 4:37 min, PAL, 16:9, color, sound
Eye
Video HD, 5:00 min, PAL, 16:9, color, sound
Dancer
Video HD, 5:00 min, PAL, 16:9, color, sound
Produced in 2013
 

A tailored figure projected on a transparent screen in the size of a human. The figure’s head is replaced by a continuous pour of smoke spiraling upwards and its eyes are piercing red dots. He hovers and moves mysteriously to sound, confronting the viewer with stillness, movement and reflection.
His laser-mark eyes wander off, reflect and multiply in the adjoined installation Eyes On You. Red scan lines cross the transparent frame and define the space. The work looks at the relationship of the viewer with the Ghost figure, who is looking at who? This confrontation or “space hacking” defines the essence of Ghost and Eyes On You.
“Ghost” and “Eyes On You” were first installed at the Lepers Colony (Hansen House )in Jerusalem and were in dialogue with the history of the location as part of 4 immersive installations in the building which led the viewer through the buildings labyrinth. The buildings interiors were lit in red light and fog was emitted from its windows. Ambient low-rumble sound was dispersed in the hallways and the holographic installations occurred in joined rooms.
The Lepers Colony or Hanson House, is a historical building in Jerusalem Talbiya neighborhood. The building was first made in the late 19th century as a hospital for patients with Hansen’s disease (leprosy). Until 2002 the site acted in the form of an outpatient clinic, and re-opened in 2013 as an innovative center for design and technology led by the Bezalel Academy.
  
Hansen House Jerusalem during 28.5.13 – 8.6.13 at The Israel Festival

 
Exhibited at Hansen House (The Lepers Colony) Jerusalem during 28.5.13 – 8.6.13 at The Israel Festival
Cast: Douglas Letheren
Thanks to Amit Sides for help with the documentation.

 

Stills, plans, documentation:
 

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Ghost/Eyes On You at The international Photography festival
Re-installed in an old basement in the Rishon LeZiyon old Carmel Mizrahi wine distillery for The international Photography festival, Ghost and Eyes You were combined into one.

 

 

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