Six ways of thinking the future Eli Gur Arie After completed hs studies in photography at HaMidrasha, he swiftly began to preoccupy himself with the secrets of sculpture. Early in his career, Gur Arie worked as a sculptor in the advertising industry where he specialized in creating exact replicas of various objects, to the point where it was impossible to tell whether they were indeed created by human hands. His outstanding ability to create realistic sets is reflected in his artistic sculptures. Metamorphosis Metamorphosis is the phenomenon whereby things change shape and transform.
Eli Gur Arie's sculptures incorporate a variety of elements from the living world with the fields of industry, at times as an innovative proposal for the future, and at other times as a somber reflection exploiting these aspects. The work Piercing , represents the power of marketing tools to spark a process of metamorphosis in everything. Even something like a mollusk, that is likely to arouse revulsion, can be transformed in an attractive and enticing object. Representing a critical expression of the advertising industry , the piercing that penetrates that same mollusk intends to activate the viewer's senses without regard to assessing its authenticity. The work Aquarium represents a new narrative for this medical device. When the animal on the inside dies, the artist adds another animal to the external sides of the container to maintain warmth for the eggs. The addition of an external agent enables the existing creature in the container to undergo a metamorphosis, thereby effectively continuing its existence.
Netaly Aylon- Netaly Aylon focuses on kinetic sculpture as a meeting point between science and art. Beneath the exterior technological layer, her creations explore a range of philosophical perspectives. By refining the future potential of the artwork as a kind of visual science-fiction, she creates a different life for familiar images. Technology Technology is the art of progress, constituting various needs being addressed by different commercial products, from problems to solutions. Netaly Aylon's creations present novel ways for the production and processing of materials, the purpose being to provide solutions for future needs. In her work, An Armor /Disappearing Methods, she uses holographic material, a material designed to preserve information, such as a CD. Suggesting an alternative use for the hologram, the sculptor creates an armor covering and hides the user. The artwork suggests a novel use for technology, where on the one hand it exploits the ability to recall information contained in its surroundings, yet on the other hand it can conceal it by screening the information. Yotam Dvir- Yotam Dvir is a multidisciplinary artist whose artworks incorporate aspects from the world of the performing arts, photography, and text. He creates a visual enigma that correspond with philosophical thinkers such as Levinas, Heidegger, and Derrida, enables the observer to explore the image and delve in its concealed layers. His photographed works evoke several meanings from around the single image, as a new formulation for translation information, beyond the limitations of familiar language. Translation The ability to duplicate allows for the continued future existence of many objects. Photography is basically a process of copy: The camera duplicates a specific moment and produces a technical copy with new characteristics. Walter Benjamin calls this "Reproduction," since it possesses qualities beyond any other kind of copy. Yotam Dvir's works in photography offers a new way of thinking about photography, as an action of translation, other than just a copy. They interweave a philosophical narrative by using an object uncharacteristically, thus alienating it from its original purpose. His work, machines room , presents the first chapter of the Bible in the artist's Hebrew translation from the Greek. The artist wedges the slip of paper between the socket and plug, creating a new image for the information flow in culture. Yaakov Israel The artworks of Yaakov Israel explore Israeli identity through the documentation of his environment. The natural and human landscape is photographed mostly using an 8X10” camera and is incorporated as part of a long series he is creating, which has continued for years. Yaakov integrates his life journey and his beliefs and ideas in a work of photography, thereby creating a diverse and authentic archive of Israeli culture. Prophecy Prophecy is a spiritual phenomenon that heralds news of the future. In various religions, prophecy is a divine revelation that conveys a message through a person. The Black Horsemen is part of a new series Yaakov Israel has been working on in recent years. Through documentary means that characterize his creations, he pursues familiar motifs in Jewish prophecy with reference to the coming of the Messiah, such as Ezekiel's prophecy or the Vision of Redemption. The work raises questions about messianic prophecy as another physical search to confirm its existence. Shahar Sarig- Shahar Sarig's works deal with phenomena that occur in duality: of past and future, imagination and truth. He produces a multifaceted occurrence, such as selective information or memory characterized by its blurred boundaries. In recent years, Shahar has begun to explore digital media, as opposed to the manual line, which is directly controlled by mental activity as a uniform line following a clear command. This creates a new contrast in his works, between the clarity of the digital image and the opacity of the action that creates it. Planning Planning is a physical or mental activity carried out in preparation for the future. Planning can facilitate in the prevention of mistakes or in reducing their likelihood. Shahar Sarig's work, Impossible Architecture , uses the digital tools of design to express a certain order that may exist in the future. The work articulates the unbearable ease of digital planning as a manner of creating simulations of space without effort. The computer diminishes the cognitive activity of planning and produces independent information without context. Therefore, the new spaces Shahar creates express criticism of the new tools and describe the new planning abilities as absurd. Lihi Turjeman- Lihi Turjeman's works are a product of lengthy work processes, which include intensive work on the canvas surface, mainly with organic materials, while working with the scale of space: the body confronting the world. The images appearing in her body of works stem from various fields and they fuse together minimalist thought and hyper-realistic abilities. This combination creates a mythical atmosphere that highlights the ongoing dynamics in her artworks, between the random and the scientific. Dreaming Much of the literature from the ancient world is attributed to magical, auspicious dreaming as visions of the future. In Babylonian culture, people believed in a special god whose mission was to convey messages through dreams, and in the Talmud it is written that "A dream which is not interpreted is like a letter which is not read." Dreams possess a unique language and over the course of history, they have been deciphered through symbolic readings of the elements contained therein. The artwork, Rootstock , creates a dreamy atmosphere through its array of symbols. Lihi takes natural materials and assimilates them into the canvas, thus retaining certain qualities of the materials, while others are erased in the process. This produces an image of abstract or realistic doubt, enabling the viewer to decipher it and reflect on its meaning. The work, Welcome Back Traitor , displays a vantage point from Mount Nebo towards Jordan, which according to tradition is the point from which tradition Moses first observed the Promised Land. While copying the map, Lihi conceals several details such as the names of nearby places like Hebron, Ramallah, and Jericho, like the remnant of a memory left from a dream.