27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: Guli Silberstein
original title: Displacement
country: United Kingdom
running time: 5 min.
The image’s fragile cohesiveness, disturbed by digital disintegration and overlays to create a visually impressive composition, emphasizes the need to think about remediated messages on the subject of nationalism and militarism, for the filmmaker works with images of Palestinian fields being burnt by Jewish settlers and vows taken by Israeli soldiers at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.
“My work tracks patterns in nature, landscape and human form, perceived by camera and mind, struggling to comprehend the vast intensity of the living experience of the world through electronic media.“ G. Silberstein
biographyIsraeli artist Guli Silberstein (1969) lives and works in London. In his digital videos, he works with personal recordings and footage found in the media, which he “violates” using tools that distort the image. The result often feels out of focus and unsettling – a sense further underscored by the soundtrack. The Ji.hlava festival has shown numerous of his films since 2008.
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