• Curator: Hila Shaltieli
  • Dates:17.11-3.1.23
  • Assistant Curator: Sofia Paks

Things I’ve Seen from My Window
Things I’ve Seen from My Window


Aviv Chen Itai Raveh Ella Sade Asa Rikin Ben Molina Gai Safran Lulai Jenny Schukin Jasmine Rosca Nataliia Nosova Nir Scheyer Noa Peled Amir Gelbard Roy Brunner

Things I’ve Seen from My Window Things I’ve Seen from My Window
Snapshots of reality, not necessarily realistic

A loop as a means of depicting the deceptive situation halfway between routine life and being stuck is the point of departure for the exhibition’s works. On the one hand, the familiar and agreeable routine that offers comfort and security, and on the other hand, being stuck – a situation that progresses up to a certain point, then regresses back to the starting point over and over again, with no change or a clear exit.

Looking through a window at the local reality, 13 artists describe what they see through their inner and professional world. Reality proves to be an uncomfortable substrate for life, rife with anxieties, stress, and questions. It leaves only two options – run away from it or describe it.

The works were created especially for this exhibition, as part of a series of sessions in which the artists met and shared the process of composing that which they saw from their window, reacted, and evolved. Some of the works use the GIF format invented some 35 years ago by Steve Wilhite, which enables repetitive movement through lossless data compression. Other works propose non-digital visual formats for the conceptual loop to inhabit, and some are even motionless.

The exhibition invites visitors to sit and linger, be engrossed by the different loops, experience the repetition and its inherent power. And then, to get up and move on to the next window.

A Dream Estate
Through an outside-looking-in point of view, into the house, Aviv Chen marks small actions that connect into an entire fabric of life.

On the Rotations
Itai Raveh observes different time cycles around a figure, a context, a life. They are all enclosed by the window, merely hinting at a circle, without a beginning or an end.

Ella Sade creates a visual (hypertextual) world, inspired by internet browsing, in which shape particles cruise randomly and produce a random, hierarchy-free narrative.

Asa Rikin collects images of life moments from various places as they are reflected in online search engines, and uses them as raw materials to create a fabric of intensive textures, resonating those moments.

It’s Hard Now
Ben Molina looks out the window of his ground-floor apartment in Tel Aviv, and feels that the city is closing in on him, not leaving a single silent moment.

Free as a Shooting Star
Gai Safran Lulai ponders a relationship, re-acquaintance, and loneliness that are intertwined in Israeli reality, through a visual work accompanied by an original soundtrack.

Jenny Schukin escapes through the window into her private imagination in order to survive the intense, worry-filled everyday life.

Jasmine Rosca records post-traumatic experiences from her military service as a medic in the Gaza Strip within crowded windows.

Molting Down
Natalia Nosova projects a sequence of scrolling images from social networks onto the molted exoskeleton of a centipede as a symbol of a loop, and asks if we, too, shed our skin in our endless scrolling.

Nir Scheyer summarizes the Israeli private and collective everyday into dozens of icons whose connection emphasizes the local threshold of stress and anxiety.

Maayan’s Plot
Noa Peled lost her best friend while working on the exhibition. The event became the window through which she looks out into the world.

Who Are You?
Amir Gelbard, a soon-to-be father before the birth to his first child, looks through the screen of an ultrasound machine at a future abounding with questions.

Memoryless Thoughts
Roy Brunner draws his illustrations inside a coverless sketchbook, which becomes a window through which notes, illustrated thoughts, fine lines of observation of the signs of nature in his life are casually

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