Sunflower seeds shooter is a machine of crude tin that shoots sunflower seeds. It is driven by a device that uses computerized vision and surveillance technology, and homes in on the spectators at random and focuses its muzzle at them.
Spitting out husks is an expression of the defiant Israeli street culture, the marginal culture which refuses to adopt conventions that are considered polite and leaves its traces on space in a sort of conquest of territory.
Neo-Bartalism, Solo Exhibition, 2017
Neo-Bartalism integrates techniques of new media – surveillance technologies, robotics, image processing and machine learning – with videos and physical objects produced with low-tech tehnologies. This is in many ways a nihilistic exhibition, but poetic and full of humor. It deals defiantly with mechanisms of control and propaganda, with capitalist mechanisms, with feminism, religion, stereotypes of the Israeli character, and with the Arab-Israeli conflict. It presents clichés and at the same time ridicules them and deconstructs them to a level that is empty of content. It is at once political and a-political, concrete and abstract, deals with global issues and touches on the most delicate facets of social and political reality in Israel.