Artist Michal Rovner's work "Signals" is presented as part of a video installation at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, which includes dozens of screens facing the municipal square near the campus on which the faces of the abductees are displayed.
In the work "Signals" lines of human figures bordering on abstraction, identified with the body of her work, fill the screens, waving and marking signs with their hands and bodies, with a red light flashing from them.
Signs of distress. Signals, Photo: Inbar Zak
Rovner's works touch on the depth of human experience and local history. Her work transcends boundaries of identity, time and place and deals with the fragility of human existence. The layers of her work are now joined by a layer that painfully echoes the events of October 7, and the crisis of abductees and abductees.
Signals / work of Michal Rovner
"These hand movements are a universal code of calling for help, signaling distress. Attention! I'm here, look at me, don't forget me! The color red is associated with body temperature, heartbeat. It is the color of urgency, danger, light bulbs that are on in emergency situations, alarm signals. The work will be projected into the night as the distress signals become stronger," says Rovner.
This initiative is part of a series of initiatives promoted by Bezalel at the outbreak of the war for the return of the abductees, the families of the envelope and the soldiers on the front.
Curator: Sharon Balaban, video artist and senior lecturer at Bezalel; In collaboration with volunteers from the Department of Screen Arts.
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