Hagar Mitelpunkt – Israel

Hagar Mitelpunkt’s video installation, ‘The Kiln’, explores smoke as a subversive metaphor for mobility in a region characterized by rigid population control. Motifs projected on the smoke include consumer products, other sponsored adverts, as well as weightless images of bodies floating in water. Her video is projected into the Benyamini Centre’s storage room. The tightly stacked mass of plinths serve as Mitelpunkt’s screen. This charged space physically embodies the accumulation of commodities. The resulting fragmentation of the projected images poetically evokes insidious and uncontrolled global capitalist flows of people and produce.

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