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15 December 2017

52th october salon > artists > Yossi Atia & Itamar Rose

Yossi Atia (born in Jerusalem, Israel) lives and works in Tel Aviv. Atia is a video artist and film maker. Education: MFA in Directing and Production, Tel Aviv University's Film Department, Tel Aviv, Israel (2010), BA, Tel Aviv University's Literature Department, Tel Aviv, Israel (2007), Sam Spiegel Film & Television School, Directing and Production, Jerusalem, Israel (2004).

Itamar Rose (born in Tel Aviv, Israel,1979) lives and works in Tel Aviv. Education: BA study Hebrew University (Philosophy, Economics, Political Science), Sam Spiegel Film School Studies (2005), Hebrew University Law School and Middle Eastern Studies (2007), Tel Aviv University Masters degree in Film Directing (2010).
Selected Screenings of works : Pompidou Center and Palais de Tokyo, Paris; 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Tate Modern, London; 303 Gallery, New York; Fact, Liverpool (2010). Recent group exhibitions : Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel; Bat Yam Museum, Bat Yam, Israel (2011), Erased Walls Mediation Biennial, Poznan, Poland (2010).

 

Darfur, 2008
video, 4,01 min
Photography : Asher Ben Yair
Courtesy of the artists

Attia and Rose explore Israeli culture and identity. They ask questions, offer impossible scripts and touch on all the local open nerves until it’s hard to know if the tears you just shed were due to laughter or misery. In Darfur, Yossi Attia and Itamar Rose test how Israeli passersby would react if they were standing on the Egyptian border and had the power to decide whether to allow Sudanese refugees to cross the border or leave them on the other side and thus seal their fate. Yossi and Itamar's short film simulates the physical border, which must be traversed in order to comprehend the psychological borders in Israeli public opinion and their reaction to asylum seekers in Israel.

 

 


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