New Field Of Vision2019

An Interactive Installation homage to Herbert Bayer's 'Lonely Metropolitan' by Talia Janover

Using contemporary technologies, translates the two-dimensional photographic collage is translated into a physically interactive experience and gives it a new life. Using projected live video, the installation allows the visitors to project their eyes onto their hands and create a new interaction between their body parts, themselves and their physical surroundings

This project was done as part of the international research group BAUNOW

'Lonely Metropolitan' is one in a series of photomontages made in 1931 by the Bauhaus Master Herbert Bayer. His series illustrates his dreams and in this work it consists of an emblematic image in which the artist’s eyes stare back at the viewer from the palms of his hands. The hands are cut off at the wrists and float mysteriously above a background of a Berlin apartment block courtyard.

During the BAUNOW | New Perspectives Exhibition that took place in Hansen House in Jerusalem, Visitors where invited to be photographed holding their eyes in their hands. Postcards with that photo was proudest during the event - One went home with each visitor and one was added to the projects archive.

Presented at:

‘RESOLUTION’, Berlin Design Week, curators: Dana Ben-Shalom & Galit Shvo, 2019

‘BAUNOW- New Perspective’ Exhibition ’, Hansen House, Jerusalem, curators: Dana Ben-Shalom, Galit Shvo,  2019

 

The BAUNOW project is a collaboration between the Master's Program in Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem & Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Dessau and is supported by a grant from the The German-Israeli Future Forum and Hansen House, Jerusalem.

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