Ofri Cnaani at BMW Guggenheim Lab, 10 September 2011
PUBLIC NOTICE: AN EXHAUSTED FILM
Presenting a live-cinema performance by Ofri Cnaani, Cheryl Kaplan and Kathryn Alexander
Powered by a failing battery, PUBLIC NOTICE is an episodic tale that begins with a mock-trial.
The work combines folly, tragedy and history as it travels peripatetically through urban and peripheral
landscapes and international borders. This frame-by-frame account, created from an unstable visual system, examines loyalty to country and place. The cinematic event ends when the battery runs out of power. The film, presented by First Street Green and BMW Guggenheim Lab, is free. and open to the public.
Project Collaborators: Ofri Cnaani, Cheryl Kaplan, and Kathryn Alexander
Ofri Cnaani is an artist and educator. She works in time-based media, live-cinema performance and
large-scale installation. Cnaani is the winner of a Six Point Fellowship; HBI Research Award, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute; AIM Fellowship; American-Israel Cultural Foundation. International exhibits include:
PS1/MoMA; Kusthalle Galapagos; Andrea Meislin Gallery; Braverman Gallery; Haifa Museum of Art, The Kitchen; Bronx Museum; Tel Aviv Museum; The Israel Museum and the Moscow Biennial.