Mini Israel video by Yvette Mattern

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53rd VeniceBiennial’s

official satellite project

LAST DAY OF MAGIC

My new video work called Mini Israel was selected by Jan Van Woensel for the group video show “Last Day of Magic” at the 53rd Venice Biennial’s  official satellite project “Détournement, Venice 2009”.

Mini Israel was recorded during my visit to Tel Aviv, December 2008 – one month before Gaza Massacre.

SCALAMATA GALLERY    LAST DAY OF MAGIC
Film screenings

Curator: Jan Van Woensel

5 – 8PM, June 4th, 2009
Ghetto Vecchio 1236

Venice, Italy

LAST DAY OF MAGIC Video is an examination of illusion as well as disillusion that magic provides in culture: the search for the intangible; the revealing of deception, the removal of what’s obscuring. Magic changes the perception of reality. Last day of Magic video is a curated film screening about secrets, lies, false beliefs, melancholy, disappearance, tragedy and transgression.

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