RAN SLAVIN

Montefiore Microphone (2012)

 
Video installation HD, 9:30 min, PAL, 16:9, color, sound, 2012
Microphone stand, Magnifying glass, Blue LED light, 4 inch monitor, video 9:30 min
 

 
Montefiori neighborhood in Tel Aviv was erected in the first orchard field in Israel that was planted and processed by jews (wikipedia). Over the years it transformed and today it is home mainly to car garages, night clubs, artist studios, gambling and prostitution houses. Commissioned by Emmanuel Witzthum for Ultrasound Festival, my work was constructing an atmosphere of a thriller film from the footage i would shoot of the empty Montifiori streets at night. It was the neighborhood of my prior studio. Most of the drama was to happen in sound. A nocturnal drama of emptiness. I tried to pick up micro sounds and to hear beyond the range of human ear with a sensitive condenser microphone. To find hidden stories with sound. The amount of cuts in the film aimed to amount to the number of streets in the district. Presented at Tmuna Theatre Tel Aviv as an installation in a theatre on stage. Audience were invited to walk on stage and peer through a microphone stand at a small video screen with the static video image of a hooded figure. Across it was the projection of the night shots with the sound reverberating loudly in the sound system.
 
Installation view
 

Montefiore 2. Gadi Dagon
photo by Gadi Dagon
 
Montefiore. Gadi Dagon
photo by Gadi Dagon
 
Monefiore Microphone Ran Slavin-0000
 

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