A collaboration with Nadav Reboh, Curators: Tal Lanir and Hagit Werner
My new collaboration with musician Nadav Reboh is an animated sculptural installation with a musical score. We went on a journey to the birth of the human voice, based on a joint research by two researchers from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Prof. Eran Meshorer and Prof. Liran Carmel. Here are some images from the process towards the show.
These days, I'm working on a challenging project, a multi- media show opening at The Tel Aviv Museum in May. It is a collaboration with the musician Nadav Reboe (Naduve) who will write a musical score for the show. It is curated by Hagit Werner and Tal Lanir.
The work is inspired by an article by Prof. Eran Meshorer and Prof. Liran Carmel. Both researchers recently compared the genome of the Neanderthal, Danisovan and Homo-Sapiens, by sequencing epigenome that was drawn from two teeth of a Danisovan man. This research had led them to incredible discoveries regarding the human voice. The show will combine drawings, animation, installation and music. Here is some of the research towards the upcoming show.
A wooden custom-made closet, animated projection, chalk on wood, a wooden ladder, originally created for a performance at the International Board of Directors gala event, The Weizmann Institute in collaboration with Prof. Vardi 2016
Director of The event: Abigail Green, animation editing: Tom Kouris
Earlier this month, I took part in a special experience. I presented a drawing/animation piece in collaboration with Prof. Vardi, my husband during the international board essambly gala event. Assaf lectured about the connection between organisms in the ocean and formation of clouds. During the original performance
Flood is a collaboration with the outstanding dancer and choreographer Ella Rothschild. It is an interdisciplinary piece, combining dance, animation, a sculptural environment and drawings. A key inspiration for the piece are the Pacific and Atlantic Garbage Patches, two vast areas in the oceans that are characterized by exceptionally high relative concentrations of plastics, chemical sludge and other debris that have been trapped by the currents of the Atlantic and Pacific gyre.
you can see more images here: http://ellarothschild.com/works/flood/
Here are only some of the drawings and sketches I did for the show:
Prof. Mandler had kindly invited me to his lab about two week ago. Prof. Mandelr's lab studies chemistry, physical electrochemistry, surface science, forensic chemistry and sol-gel technology. After two long conversations, I feel that a very fruitful collaboration may arise from this fascinating interaction. The confusing, exciting aspect to our interaction, is the fact that his research field is such a new terrain for me. Trying to even envision how one can translate what cannot be seen is a challenge. For example, how would acceleration or ease in of processes such as corrosion or decay in the nano scale translated to my visual world and artistic questions. Embarking on unexpected thought journeys is the essence of this unique residency program. I'm glad and fascinated by this collaboration, no matter what the future holds. I can only write that our conversations had already sparked several possible paths that move me and stir my imagination.
Prof. Eilon Vaadia, the director of the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences visited my studio earlier this week. He is a charming, brilliant brain scientist. After a long, compelling conversation, I was left with so many questions and idea threads. How do I remember how to hold a cup? How exactly do bees navigate? How do paradigm shifts connect to my upside down people? Can we 'remember' the future? can machines develop human intelligence? I can't wait to visit him at his lab and continue our conversation. Here are some fragments from our interaction.
When I entered Zoran's lab, I stumbled into a mysterious, intriguing world where craft and computer science are intertwined. Half of the lab is a high tech kitchen and the other half, a workshop investigating traditional crafts and materials in 21st century equipment.
After a few thought provoking conversations, I can only hope that at least one of our collaboration ideas will take shape and surprise us. Check out his inventions and research at http://amitz.co/
A note with some doodles and ideas fragments from our conversation.
Reprogramming- a one year collaboration with Prof. Eran Meshorer, is now on view as part of the show Between The Synapses- artists collaborating with THE ELSEC BRAIN INSTITUTE,
Curator: Michal Mor
A little while ago, I had the pleasure to meet a fascinating researcher who studies bioinformatics of molecular evolution and genetics, Prof. Liran Carmel. I was drawn to his research through an article in Science, written with Prof. Eran Meshorer, dealing with reconstructing the epigenome of the Neanderthal and the Denisovan man. They compared this ancient epigenome with that of modern humans, and identified genes whose activity had been muted in comparison to our own species. my fascination with de extinction had led me to meet him, but he kindly introduced so many aspects of his research that may lead to exciting artistic exploration, that I am now back to the drawing board, to envision possible work paths. I hope that this meeting will continue and result in a new body of work.
A new beginning. In a conversation with Prof. Liran Carmel,
A diagram Of Napoleon and his Army during the war in Russia. Liran showed me some wonderful books dealing with visualization of time, geography and genetic research.
Prof. Carmel showed me a wonderful survey of translating data to a visual image by Edward Tufte.
This is a sample of animations that were a part of various installations and some background
Sub Cell is an animation loop, projected from the gut of a cement and wax sculpture. It concerns the primordial soup theory; the where and the life began on earth. The motion followed the motion of division and cloning pace of cells inside a petri dish. the drawings are of architectural parts and drawn with a quill pen.
An animation created for the solo show, The Red Queen in 2013. It was projected over a sculpture of a wasps nest, hung over deserted lab bench. Here is the story behind the installation:
A once abandoned laboratory is now inhabited by a wasp’s nest.
Drawing from the “Red Queen’s hypothesis,” (Van Valen,
1973) principle of constant transformation as a crucial tool in evolutionary development, Nivi Alroy
creates a symbiotic environment, where one life form is simultaneously dependent but also
threatens the other. Animated organisms are bursting out of an old scientific laboratory, touched
by time, bringing to mind the collision point between artificially induced life and natural habitat. (Shown in a 90 degree angle)
An animation loop by Nivi Alroy, Originally created for the solo show Food Chain, curated by Tami Katz Freiman,
as part of the Ahuvi most promising artist award show at the Fresh Paint art fair. The elements were hand drawn with a quill pen, and the animation followed the motion of a drop of water, shot in slow motion.
The movie was projected as a part of a video- installation in a dark hallway and could only be seen through a peeping hole. Along the years, It was also projected over a bridge, a bath tub, a five story building and more.
(Here it is show in a 90 degree angle)
During my search for an animation source, that would reflect stem cell development, the motion of cell differentiation,came across some incredible footage.
The first two movies were sent to me from Prof. Eran Meshorer:
Here are some clips that depict the development of a five days embryo to a Blactocist.
A watercolors on paper sketch, imaging the ready made I found in the campus, with those peculiar black eyes and another window for an animation loop.Read More
This is an early sketch for a collaboration with prof. Eran Meshorer, who studies reprogramming of neuronal brain cells. This sketch was drawn after he told me about John Gurdon, the father of stem cell research and cloning. Although the work had completely changed ever since, I thought that it would still be interesting to expose the early thought process.Read More
While walking down the Hebrew University, I came across with this curious vitrine. I instantly fell in love. Soon , It will find its place at my studio and will become something completely new.