Eyal Segal “Ground Level”
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This first solo exhibition in Japan by Israeli artist Eyal Segal is the result of a residency program that was made possible through a collaboration between the gallery and Embassy of Israel in Japan, as well as the partnership program of Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions. On this occasion the gallery will present volume two of a project entitled “Displace,” which includes solo exhibitions by Japanese and Israeli artists.
The key word in Segal’s work is “place.” Here, memory, history, human activities and the traces of particular places are epically depicted on screen. Furthermore, his video projects are composed and positioned such that they mutually influence each other, creating a sublimated site-specific installation in which the exhibition space itself forms an element of the work. His solid video images are as if three-dimensional objects, and the artist’s own body appears on the screen and transforms the space as a heavy bronze sculpture would.
The title of the exhibition, “Ground Level” (= Ground State) refers to the state in quantum mechanics with the lowest energy that an atom or molecule can have. There is the least motion in that state. However, in this exhibition, movement can be found in the videos. These are not only physical displacements such as vertical and horizontal movements and rotation, but the flow of history, circulation of images and exchanges of life and death. Segal has created ground level by balancing the energies of different vectors in the multi-layered space of the gallery.
The last piece of the exhibition puzzle, which will be completed during the residency period in Tokyo, has as motifs two stories of history involving life and death in the two cultures, Judea and Japan. Focusing on the place as a trace that continues to exist even after many years have gone by, Segal will show the shapes of lost characters in the stories and in ourselves, who exist in the same historical line as them.
Date: Feb. 17 (Sat), 19:00–
from February 17, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Closed on Sunday and Monday.
Opening Reception on 2018-02-17 from 18:00