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MEDIUMS
BEZALEL ACADEMY OF ARTS AND DESIGN JERUSALEM
RON ERLIH

33-Western


Western meditations follows the Western tradition of accumulating information and the incessant urge for analysis and interpretation. This installation blurs the gap between the virtual and the real by merging information taken from both the exhibition space as well as from the Worldwide Web, applying algorithmic procedures in order to present a synchronic view of the world in real time. Images captured by the Google image search engine, videos from YouTube, and facial expression analyses are used as contemporary oracles. The human body, in this work, becomes a subject of the new spatiality of our time, in which the body can be present in different places simultaneously, and be part of a borderless fluid random space of emotions and memories bounded by its hybrid existence.

Part of “Beings” contemporary by Golconda gallery curated by Adiya Porat-Kliger

RON ERLIH (B. 1984) holds a BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. He participated in a student exchange with the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY, where he exhibited his work. His work poetically sketches the space that lies between the virtual and the real, where it tries to find the sublime. His latest works where exhibited both in Israel and abroad