Dana Levy: Last Man

June 27 – Aug 30, 2020

Bruno David is pleased to present in the New Media Room “The Last Man”, a video work by New York–based Israeli artist Dana Levy (Footage Sources: Live streaming webcams collected during the pandemic, in the Spring of the year 2020.)

“The Last Man” was created while in quarantine during the Covid 19 Pandemic of 2020. Live streaming webcam footage, recorded live from cities, beaches, airports, restaurants, schools and zoos around the world while these places were in lock down, are mixed with footage and soundtracks from the 1960s sci fi films “The Last Man on Earth” and “The Last Woman On Earth”. The result is an eerie film, where reality and science fiction are interchangeable.

Dana Levy was born in Tel-Aviv and lives and works in New York. She earned her M.A. in Electronic Imaging at Duncan Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, Scotland and her B.A. from University of Arts London, Camberwell, College of Arts, London, England.

Dana Levy is the 2020 Freund Fellow, collaborating with the St. Louis Art Museum and the Sam Fox School of Art and Design, Washington University in St. Louis. Her films have been screened widely around the world in film festivals, galleries, cinemas and museums including the Tate Modern, the Norton Museum, the Bass Museum, the Pompidou Center, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Tribeca Film Festival, the International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena. She’s taken part in Artist residencies such as Triangle Arts NY, LMCC, Wave Hill NY; Art Omi, Artist in Residence n Everglades, Le Havre-New York and more.

Footage Sources: Live streaming webcams collected during the pandemic, in the Spring of the year 2020.
Excerpts from films: “The Last Man on Earth (1964) starring Vincent Price and music by Paul Sawtell (excerpts); “The Last Woman on Earth (1960) starring Betsy Jones-Moreland and music by Ronald Stein (excerpts)

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