Braverman Gallery is pleased to announce its participation at Loop Barcelona with the work Kept Alive by artist Nira Pereg.
Kept Alive focuses on Jerusalem’s largest cemetery- Mountain of Rest.
The work’s documentary approach addresses the cemetery’s three primary activities: construction, burial, and visitation. Filmed on location for seven months, the work seeks out the intersections between the living and the dead, reconstructing the mountain in which the cemetery’s conflicting processes occur simultaneously. Further, the audio track is constructed artificially, sampled from various sources and pieced together by an engineer in a studio.
Moving between the real and the almost‐real, the Mountain of Rest is re‐choreographed to isolate and emphasize gestures and movements, giving them new roles.
Nira Pereg‘s work deals with social structures and how they intersect with the authority of the individual. Typically, her projects draw from a documentary basis, but go beyond that to transform reality into a quasi‐theatrical event. Using complex editing techniques and variably scaled multimedia installations, Pereg’s interest in social schemes draws on a unique and personal perspective. ‘Re‐looking’ is her primary concern in her work as in her everyday life, and often builds on periods of intense travel and close observation.
Tue – Thu
By appointment only
11:00 – 16:00
11:00 – 14:00