June 16-25, 2023

Artist Talk / Ronen Sharabani / Setup

SETUP – Deconstructing and Reassembling Landscapes of Jerusalem with New Media / Artist Talk by Ronen Sharabani
Sunday June 10 5 – 6pm
Location: East of West Gallery – 2351 Fox Road, #600

Ronen Sharabani (b. 1974) lives and works in Israel. Sharabani is a participating artist in CURRENTS 2018; his new media installation “SETUP” is a 3 channel video installation which tackles issues of deconstruction and reassembling of landscapes.

In the center lies a table – on both ends there are sand boxes upon which buildings and people are projected, whereas in the center of the table similar objects are projected over compartmentalized scenery from Jerusalem’s surroundings. The table appears inviting from afar yet is de facto unapproachable as the table has no legs thus standing on the chairs themselves. One may setup but may not interfere. Two cement blocks emerge from the table and shift their virtual weight towards the sides of the room simulating sunrise and sunset, coming full circle. SETUP invites for close inspection yet leaves no room for intervention. When approached the aesthetics collapse into gritty building revealing multiple layers.

Sharabani will be discussing this work, his process, and more at this artist talk.