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#5 (triangle), photogram, unique silver gelatin print, wood and glass

195x70x2 cm, print size 17x17x23 cm, 2022

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#1 (sea), unique silver gelatin print, burnt wood, plexiglass

, 100x45x8 cm, 2022

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#4, photogram, unique silver gelatin print, fishing wire, brass screws, plexiglass, and plywood, 54X34x8 cm, 2022

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Silver-beam, 25x25x300 cm, silver reflective mylar film, aluminum pins and plywood, three subwoofers, amplifier, 2021

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Loophole, site-specific sound installation, Givon Art Gallery, May 2021

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This solo exhibition opened at Tel Aviv’s Givon Gallery in May of this year. It features three new bodies of work that perform together as a site-specific sound installation. While each body of work produces its own soundtrack, they join together to create an orchestrated 50-min sound composition that is played in a loop.

 

On the bright ground floor of the gallery, three silver-coated bronze transistors play a multi-channel sound piece. The soundtrack consists of nature sounds which culminate in a short segment based on the disruption of Harry Belafonte's Banana Boat Song. 

A kind of deaf discourse is created between the transistors searching for each other in space until they join together in the cry that they "want to go home." The original song is built in the form of call and response and is known as a Jamaican slave song that was sung during long days of hard labor.

The transistors’ structure is based on a Faraday cage: a metal enclosure used to block electric and electromagnetic fields. In that way, a tool originally produced as a frequency receptor turns into an isolated cage. 

Each transistor weighs 5 kg. The weight of the material stands in contrast to the natural function of the transistor as a lightweight object meant to be carried around easily. The silver pigment is created by an electrical process (electroplating) that “tattoos” a silver coat on the bronze surface. The “rich” look of the material, which will change over time, appears to give the object an added value.

The antennas of the transistors perforate the ceiling of the first floor and burst into the second floor of the gallery, physically emphasizing the attempt to absorb information and undermining the architecture of the display space.

 

The darkened top floor is controlled by The Oracle, a prophet with a computerized voice that produces random sentences via LED signs. Each sign has a signature color and each is located in a different area of ​​the space. Only one vantage point in the gallery reveals the Oracle’s message in its entirety. The sound of the Oracle emanates from speakers mounted on the ceiling.

Another meditative soundtrack is emanating from three wall-mounted silver works. The works seem to emerge from the darkness of the room. This soundtrack is connected to a computer that plays a random sound creation in 5 different scenes. The sound accompanies the Oracle and produces segments that at times sound melodious. The composition changes frequently, transitioning, for example, from piano to a synthetic ambient sound, to undefined background noise. The work functions as a kind of shattering glacier, which is built and destroyed simultaneously.

Silverworks/Composition for III, 2020

 

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#5, Silverworks,170x170 cm, silver reflective mylar film, aluminum pins and plywood, two subwoofers, amplifier, 2020

 

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Sahki Sahki group show project, Jaffa beach house, 2020 (photo by Beller)

 

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detail from Two transistor radios, Blaupunkt BP-1000, sound installation 1/3 + 1AP, 2020 (photo by Beller)

 


Detail from #2, Silverworks, site-specific work, 2020 , (photo by Beller)

 


#2, Silverworks, site-specific work,170x170 cm, space blanket,

aluminum pins and plywood, 2020 (photo by Beller)

 

#8, Liquid works, inkjet print on Museo silver rag paper, 148x172 cm, 1/4 + 1AP

(photo by Beller)

 

Installation view (photo by Beller)

 

Installation view (photo by Beller)

 

Oracle, sound installation, 2019, Givon Art Forum, Curator Noemi Givon
Raspberry Pi, led panel, mp3 player, speakers, computer

 

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The Oracle is an autonomous being, an electric prophet describing the world eternally. A speaking computer powered by an algorithm that pairs adjectives and nouns at random. Each combination is a one-time description that will never be repeated. The Oracle is accompanied by a 12-note flute arrangement, generated in real-time by an algorithm.

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Sandstorm, 2019, the 7th biennial for drawing, Jerusalem

Site-specific sound installation

Fog machine, light, 3 rounded mirrors, 4 speakers, 1 subwoofer, mp3 player, mixer, amplifier 

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Detail #1

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Detail #2

Video documantation 

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Ouroboros, site-specific sound installation, 2019

Two sound channels, main architectural construction 2.8 x 5 x 2.6m, hole is 50cm in diameter, acustic wall 3 x 2.6m, 2000 watts active subwoofer, mp3 player, raspberry pi, LED panel 60 X 32, speaker.

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side view

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Interior view #2

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Interior view #3

Interior view #4, hole size 50cm diameter

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Exterior view 

Documentation from the Vibrating room, site specific sound-installation, one1000 watts sub-woofer, three fiberglass rocks,one Raspberry Pi with speakers, Academiae Biennal 2018, Fortessa, Italy 

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The Vibrating room, site specific sound-installation,two 800 watts sub-woofers , Bezalel Gallery, 2018 

Warmup (in progress), one channel video, HD, loop, 2018

Artist | Lior Tamim
Artist Performance | Lior Tamim

  Documentation from a performance "And Now", collaboration with Zina Zinchenko and Lee Yanor, Suzanne Dellal Center,2018

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Documantation from the Red Room, 2015, site-specific
Installation | Lior Tamim
Detail from the Red Room, 2015, mixed media, site-specific
Performance | Lior Tamim
  Documentation of a performance, NPC NY Capitol Championships, Albany, 2017
#1 (Nutrition Guide), 2016, single channel video, duration 02:50 
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Liquid works, 2016 – ongoing, inkjet print on museo silver rag paper, 60x70 inches
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Liquid works, installation view, 2018