SVA LI LEVY
Born in Tel Aviv (Israel), 1962Lives & works in Tel Aviv (Israel) Very active in: 2000s, Current decadeRepresentative galleries:Imagery Affairs
Video Art Works
Shores of Perception (2010)
Unanimous - Borges & I (2009)
My work aims to crack the habit and encourage a chance to dis-cover & de-code the clichés embedded in the way we compose and constitute a 'perception'.
I use photography, readymade materials, sounds, music, beats & rhythms of different data, to mirror the diverging collage of states of mind, which we are, at any given moment.
I am interested in exploring the relation - unity/multiplicity and its effect on identity.
In my work i beg the audience to take the time and create a space to observe how a singular, one coherent 'me', actually emerges out of a stream of mixed memories, non-linear linking and contradicting voices, all of which co-exist - in the 'now'.
I refer to 'art' as a verb that may propel the observer towards an emotional and flexible, motion of thought and openness of sense. These, I believe to be the elements of an aesthetic ecology, wherewith a storytelling of some 'otherness' may crack in. Thus the meeting point of observer/artwork may become the circumstances for a possible transformation. On the individual plane as well as on the collective plateau.
My working assumption is that every image is a story and every text may be a starting point for a visual journey.
It is the image of 'Image' that should always stay incomplete and ready to change. The picture that we've got is transitory in its nature and should stay flexible in the way it self-assembles its own parts.
Thus inviting us for a walk through a kind of garden of forking paths, reminding us of the myriad of possibilities sometimes hidden in our inability to draw a definite line between that which is real and that which is a product of our imagination.