Individual Project

Vanishing Point

Artport, 55 Ben Tsvi Road, Tel Aviv (IL)

Thalia Hoffman presents her video 'Sham (There)' in this exhibition.

In the video 'Sham (There)', during 24 hours people and cargo pile upon a refugee truck which is stuck in the Judea-plain. Lingering between past and future, the ongoing moment of lacking knowledge turns itself into a state of life.

'Sham' is the second film in a series of short films made within the 'Guava' platform. 'Guava' is a platform for art actions that challenge the possibility of free movement and the removal of borders in the Middle East. It practices political imagination, involving the area of the Middle East and it’s residents, through film, video, performance and participatory art.

The exhibition 'Vanishing Point' examines modes of constructing national narratives, while addressing questions of collective experiences and memories, as well as the ways these are formed. Through the examination of different methods the artists turn their gaze inwards – exposing, examining, and playing with the production mechanisms which nations use to establish and distinguish their identity, culture and heroes.