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Sari Carel: Video 2010, part II

Momenta Art
359 Bedford Avenue, between S. 4th and S. 5th, 718-218-8058
January 21 - February 1, 2010
Reception: Sunday, January 24, 3 - 5 PM
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In lieu of a traditional opening, Sari Carel will collaborate with Brooklyn-based musician and composer Sergei Tcherepnin, who will perform live in the gallery, harkening back to the early days of film, re-imagining the fluid relationships between the moving image, music, and the audience. Following the performance there will be an artist talk moderated by art historian and writer Melissa Ragona whose criticism has appeared in the journal October as well as in the book Women Experimental Filmmakers published by Duke and in books from the University of Minnesota Press and the Centre for British Film and Televisions Studies.

For her exhibition at Momenta, Sari Carel will present Cast & Bridge,a video in which a camera meanders through a deserted architectural structure set in Israel. The structure suffers from myriad forms of deterioration and neglect. The video presents an atmospheric tour that is a hybrid of dream sequence and journalistic reportage, working disparate moments into a catena of projections. Looking at images of nature and design through a lens that hones in on their frailty and ecological susceptibility, these images portray indirect manifestations of loss – and put forth an individual’s eye as it breeds perceptions and darts between structure, space, and violent scraps of narrative.

Sari Carel received her MFA from Hunter College in 2001 and a BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem in 1996. Her work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and public venues such as Artists Space, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise and The Dumbo Arts Festival in New York, and Tavi Dresdner Gallery and The Heder Gallery in Tel Aviv. Most recently she has received grants and residency fellowships from Bundanon Trust, Australia, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida, and Socrates Sculpture Park, NY.
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