Catalog #: 2
Size: 8"x11.5" (each)
Description: A documentary photography of a performance installation. C-print
About the artwork:
My work explores the relationships between body and space, the processes by which they merge and emerge, investigating the lasting impressions they leave on each other. The relationships formed explore the transitions and transformations of human experience throughout life.
Inventing a unique work technique, I manipulate an autobiographical singular material of strings and use a repetitive set of simple actions to create installations. These installations are restricted only by the space they are given but look to infinity, they transform the architecture by altering the nature of the space and redefining it. Within these 'webs' of material, worlds of metaphor begin to emerge -- waterfalls, horses and cocoons. All relate to a mythological world. Likewise, everyday objects pertaining to a personal relationship with the body (chairs, tables, shoes) are introduced into this environment. The material treatment transforms them from mundane objects into psychologically charged objects that carry a sexual connotation.
In my recent project “Plasma” I merge installation and performance into a single event. For several hours, a model lays on the floor covered with one singular synthetic thread. In doing so, I redefine spaces in relation to the body and redefining the body as a space. “Plasma” creates metamorphoses and merges ends with beginnings, thereby establishing a close relationship between death and birth.
About the Artist:
Vered Sivan (b.1978) graduated with MFA Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York. And earned her BFA from Tel Aviv University. She has been living and working in New York since 2005 and is represented by Rooster Gallery where she have a multidisciplinary solo exhibition composed of performance, installation, photography, video and sculpture. She has shown at Perry Rubinstein Gallery in New York, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, Scope International Art Fair New York, Bat Yam Museum of Contemporary Art in Israel and The Artists house, Israel. will be doing a residence at the Instituto Sacatar in Brazil with a scholarship granted by UNESCO/Aschberg and in 2012 she will be a resident artist at the Sculpture Space Residency in Utica, NY. Also, in September 2012 Vered Sivan will be part of an exhibition at Wilfird Israel Museum and a solo show at the Jewish museum in Castelo de Vide, Portugal.
ELEM Entry Art Event Committee: Nitzan Levy, Rinat Israelovich-Yaloz, Yuval Sheer, Adi Ezroni, Lilach Hod, Avital Levinzon, David Yarden, Pninit Boev, Ayelet Levron, Mitchell Slepian // ELEM USA Founder/Chairman - Ann Bialkin, President - Lenore Ruben, Executive Director - Michele Carlin // Special Thanks - Ofra Harnam// Invite Design - Hadas Mitrani