Yehudit Sasportas / Cosmic Rifts
Sep 11 – Oct 24, 2009
G A H R D Y is a new body of video/drawings from which two works will be shown: Local voices (6 min), a group portrait comprised of part images of swamps and landscapes, light bubbles and underground holes. These create a suggestive narrative while looking through a panoramic view between vertical and horizontal axis. Magnetic Hearts (6 min) is based on a complex drawing process Sasportas developed in her Berlin studio which relates to a series of drawing models.
In addition the exhibition will feature a series of action and flow motion drawings created in parallel to the work on Magnetic Hearts while using drawing models that include a rotating magnetic table with integrated sound, still life drawings, images of nature- virtual and real- as recorded through memory, mapping, improvisation and motion.
Yehudit Sasportas lives and works in Berlin and Tel-Aviv. She has been teaching at the Bezalel academy of Art for the past 16 years. Her previous solo exhibition at Sommer Contemporary Art, Guardians of the Pearl Shadow was held in 2004. Following her installation at the Israeli Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale she continued to establish her position in the contemporary art scene in Europe and the U.S. Among her solo exhibitions: The Cave Light, Leonhardi Museum, Dresden 2006; The Laboratory at Kunstverein Braunschweig, 2008; The Clearing of the Unseen, DA2 Domus Artium 2008, Salamanca, Spain. Her works have been exhibited in many group shows including: A European Portrait #2, Rohkunstbau, Groß Leuthen, 2005; Back to Black, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, 2008; Site of Silence, Kunst Munster for contemporary art Munster, Germany, 2009.