: A Collaboration with Rana Bishara
Digital Projection/Chocolate Medium
DIALOG is a collaboration between two artists with very different practices,
but who are connected by their relationship to the ongoing conflict in
Israel. In this piece they project documentary and manipulated images
onto a wall
and then using their hands paint on the wall using melted chocolate.
the process of painting they enter into a silent dialog both with each
responding to the marks made by the other artist and also with the images
projected onto the wall. Rana's use of chocolate as a medium and Alan's
digital and historical deconstructions merge both on the screen and also
in their intent. For Bishara, chocolate
is a material that is impressionable, that both accepts and preserves
it is a medium that resonates with childhood and is saturated with memories.
Schechner's work asks questions of history and memory, how they are used,
by whom and to what ends. In this dialog of equals Schechner's images of the
Holocaust and the Intifada merge with slides taken by Bishara on her visit to
the Jenin Refugee camp
after the massacre of April 2002.
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