Julie M Gallery, Tel-Aviv.
Nadav Assor, Seret, Julie M Gallery, Tel-Aviv, 23.6.11 - 30.7.11.
"Hairy Blob", curated by artist Adelheid Mers. Stripping - Jackman Goldwasser digital façade, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, April 22 - July 29, 2012
Nadav Assor will call Studio 6 home this July as he works in collaboration with Tel Aviv-based artist Daniel Davidovsky. Together Assor and Davidovsky will be working with kinetic video and sounds sourced from Chicago and Tel Aviv to create a new, durational audio-visual performance dealing with subjective mapping and mediation of local urban space, re-interpreting and complementing Assor’s video installation, Strip / Lakeshore East currently on view on the Jackman Goldwasser Catwalk Gallery.
Stripping is a live performance set to take place on the 80 foot long Jackman Goldwasser digital facade of the Hyde Park Art Center and within the Art Center and its immediate surroundings. The performance is the present culmination of a long term project, Strip: a series of large scale, panoramic video pieces that Nadav Assor has created over the last 3 years. The latest piece in this series, Strip / Lakeshore East, is currently installed on the Art Center’s digital facade as part of Hairy Blob, an exhibition exploring the shifting understandings of time, curated by artist Adelheid Mers.
Stripping takes the essential process and panoramic audio-visual output of the Strip projects and manifests it in real time and scale. The visual mechanism utilized in these projects involves a single camera mounted sideways on a bicycle, shooting a continuous video of the artist's riding path. The long, strip-like panoramic projection is comprised of many adjacent “windows” into this continuous, moving shot. These window-slices combine to resemble a long cross section of the street that expands and contracts with the rider's velocity. In this performance, Assor combines pre-recorded footage shot through the process of creating Strip / Lakeshore East with live feeds, broadcast from a lo-fi, manually operated drone that traverses and scans the crowd, the Art Center and its surroundings in real time, creating a micro and macro tableaux. A journey through the cross-sections of a place, of a body, of a social situation, of the interior of an art exhibition are composed on the fly and output onto the street via the Art Center’s digital facade.