Flux Factory is pleased to present Humorgous Smorgasbord, a group exhibition of artworks that utilize incongruity through live performance, video,sculpture and writing. Most of you probably won’t make it out to see the show. You’ll likely have other plans during the Friday night opening and performances on September 8th. Or let’s guess, can’t make it to an old-fashioned smörgåsbord dinner with artist presentations on Thursday, September 14th. So, what’s funny?
Please join us the film screening of From Tel-Aviv, by director Naruna Kaplan de Macedo.
Followed by a discussion with Chen Tamir, director of Flux Factory & assistant director of Artis – Contemporary Israeli Art Fund.
Thursday September 30th
Synopsis: From Tel-Aviv, a subjective portrait of the city. Streets, encounters, events and routine. Questions of identity, mine and those of this place: Israel. I wonder if one day I could feel at home here.
Naruna Kaplan de Macedo
Naruna Kaplan de Macedo studied cinema at the London International Film school. Her final project was Zoé, the taste segment of the film Senses, made in collaboration with four other students from the school. She directed two documentaries for the Maison des Enfants de la Marine, in Albania and Burkina Faso, both following foreign youths on French territory facing legal difficulties. She then wrote and directed La Casa, a forty minute fiction film set in Rio de Janeiro, produced by Kobayashi Films, France. She is currently developing her first fiction feature with them, L’Histoire de Marie et Samet. Her first documentary feature, From Tel-Aviv, produced by Les Films d’Ici, has won the Gian Paolo Paoli prize at the 50th dei Popoli Festival. She is now developing a new documentary on language, L’interprète. She has published film critiques for French publications such as Balcony and TRAFIC. She has written screenplays for fiction and documentary proposal as well as videogames.
View more on her blog, From Tel-Aviv, in the french online newspaper mediapart.fr.
Chen Tamir is a curator and art writer dividing her time between Toronto, Tel-Aviv, and New York. She is the Director of Flux Factory, an artist-run center in Queens, as well as Assistant Director of Artis – Contemporary Israeli Art Fund. Chen holds an M.A. in Curatorial Studies from Bard College, a B.F.A. in Visual Art, and a B.A. in Anthropology from York University. Her recent exhibitions have been held at Art in General, the National Gallery of Saskatchewan, the University of Toronto, and Gallery TPW. Her writing has appeared in FlashArt, C Magazine, BlackFlash and various monographs. Her upcoming curatorial projects will be held at the Israeli Center for Digital as part of VideoZone The International Video Art Biennial in Israel, and at the Museums of Bat Yam, Israel.