The exhibit consists of video works and drawing sketches, where the video pieces are presented as sculptural objects which, along with the sound emerging from them, create the space within they are set.
Drawn with pencil on black gouache, the landscape piece, created from the artist’s imagination inspired by two sources: the first being silver kitsch-style pictures depicting ideal places, usually fantasized locations inexistent in reality, and the second source of inspiration were Israel landscape photographs. The light projected on the drawing accompanied by the sound of a passing-by vehicle exposes the landscape itself and the spectrum of coloring variations within the monochromatic drawing.
The round hole projected on the wall was photographed on an afternoon in a public garden in Tel Aviv – it remains unedited.
The fountain, an abandoned table on which plastic cups and plates are left unattained yet the water continues to flow as a living and vibrant unit, unresolved.
All of these elements in the gallery space, along with the sketches hung dispersedly on the walls, together create fragments of the same place, a physical or mental walking distance from each other, liquid and subjective; one passes from kitsch to disaster, from beginning to a deserted plateau.
Talia Keinan (b. 1978), is currently a student in the Bezalel M.F.A program in Tel Aviv. An honors graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Fine Arts and Design in 2003, she also participated in the student exchange program in New York at S.V.A. In 2003 she had a solo exhibit in the Herzeliya Museum of Art and is winner of the Givon Prize for 2004. This is the first exposure of her works held at Noga Gallery.