Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
Filter by Categories

Morning Noon Evening / Efrat Klipshtein

One Straight Line

We all learned in school long ago that through two points only one straight line can be drawn. Alongside it, endless other lines wander and squirm. These can be sketched, imagined, or doodled, but the straight line needs none of those. It is an absolute, requiring no tangibilityonly two points.

And what does the point itself require? Nothing, plain and simple. Just a place to be, and not even that in some ways. It has no length, no width, no height, bears no shape or measurement. It lacks body, full stop. The first Euclidean definition, therefore, is negative. You can identify where it is but have almost nothing to add about the point itself. We can only state what it is not.

There’s not much benefit to be had from such a point. Not much benefit from a straight line whose only quality is that is constitutes the shortest route from one absent to another. However, in reality these points may carry heft and volume. In fact, they serve as points of origin, destination, stations, homes. And reality is not Euclidean in nature. Lines do not run straight.

Let us review, as an example, the map. Better, consider a navigation app. It presents us with various possible routes to a destination. Several lines twisting their way to a single point, and none of them straight. Short routes and long routes, coiling. Paths that lengthen the interim span.

In her solo exhibition Morning Noon Evening, Efrat Klipshtien meticulously examines the meanderings of a love story. She deconstructs it and presents the cracks that hold it together.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOL3J9Pjgqs

The starting point is Klipshtien’s house. The destination is the home of her beloved. For almost two years, she allowed Google’s navigation

algorithm to lead her from one point to another during different hours, traveling different routes. And as relationships are wont to do, set patterns emerged: certain ways roads were taken in certain hours. Some traversed major traffic junctions, others crammed into narrow asphalt lanes. Klipshtien’s gaze is directed at the path itself, stretching out as it curves. She cedes her right to musing absently in the interim, as anyone does when they travel yet again the same familiar route, people seemingly in the grip of hypnosis, heedless and inattentive.

And the road is potholed, and rutted, and uneven, carrying surface flaws and deeper faults—marks left by time and overload. Every crack and every bump, every fissure and every sinkhole delineate a line carried from the wheels and axles, the frame, driver’s seat, and the body of the driver herself, who does not attempt to avoid the disruptions but quite the reverse. She begins to look for the faults ahead, directing the car towards them. Reading the path through the tremors and jerking.

Every crack is the onset of deconstruction. It marks a break, undermining expectations. Fatigue and apathy are the signs that establish that time and life are rooted in matter. 

Klipshtien, a previous geographer, maps the micro-tectonic shifts of the road’s surface. She researches the movements and fluctuations of the asphalt, archiving and categorizing events, gathering data, drawing conclusions. She casts the hollow dents within the road, giving body to that which is bodyless. These negative spaces are embodied in glass. Abstract events are transformed into entities of glowing presence.

As she positions the collection within the gallery space, cast from the scars pitted into asphalt, Klipshtien places each seemingly precious gem on a stand specifically designed for its form. These stands are placed atop massive wood blocks, roughly hewn. These appear awkward, lacking uniformity, infuriatingly worldly, almost pagan in nature. They stand erect in the space like altars to ancient gods, with the glass objects as tributes or gestures of lofty spiritualism. Narrow rifts are now tangible, having been made into ceremonial implements.

Facing them are two shining parts of the mosaic triptych Cross-Cutting Relationships, with the third standing detached. The three pieces (with one separated and deported to another wall) present a representation of geological fractures, merging layers of differing ages that should not normally be together. The image glitters, reflecting the light, and at close glance dissolves into thousands of simple sequins. These were not relegated to kindergarten crafts projects, or put to beautifying an evening dress, but pinned side by side with a persistent and dedicated hand.

Klipshtien’s inquisitive look also targets the car wheels. She casts the negative space of the tire ruts, extracting long and airy strips from this durable and sooty material, appearing now like lace. The seam of friction created between the empty spaces that erupt within the road and the crannies formed in the wheels tell a story of its own about time and about the route, reminding us that history cannot be disengaged from geography. Time and space are intertwined, as is their nature.

Not far from the tire lace are small white relief prints: orderly rows of rose thorns whose shapes have been indented into the paper. Here, even the romantic bouquet is exhibited in the form of pseudo-geological thorn fossils, detached from their original context and manifested in a foreign material.

Countless paths to wander. Innumerable routes between people and objects.

And the journey from one body to the next is a collection of its crevices.

25/5/2020-25/7/2020

Curator: Ran Kasmy Ilan

Participating Artists:

Archived

from2020-08-19->>till2020-08-19

SONOLODGE

on 34

acoustic improve Solo by Eyal Talmudi

19/8/2020

19:00, 20:30

from2020-02-29->>till2020-02-29

TECHNOPOLITICS

29/2/2020

18:00

from2020-02-28->>till2020-02-28

New Life

A talk with designer Dana Cohen

28/2/2020

12:30

from2020-02-26->>till2020-03-02

Felix Stalder

Residency for Austrian artists

from2020-02-26->>till2020-03-02

Doron Goldfarb

Residency for Austrian artists

from2020-02-24->>till2020-03-03

Volkmar Klien

Residency for Austrian artists

from2020-02-19->>till2020-02-24

Lea Mauas

from2020-02-15->>till2020-02-15

Beauty and pollution / A Talk

Asaf Ariel, Einat Arif Galanti and Sally Haftel Naveh

15/2/2020, 11:00

from2020-01-23->>till2020-03-07

Sunshine / Einat Arif -Galanti

Solo Exhibition

Curator: Sally Haftel Naveh

23/1/2020-2/3/2020

Curator: Sally Haftel Naveh

Opens on January 23, 08:00pm

from2020-01-02->>till2020-04-06

Sylvia Eckermann

Residency for Austrian Artists

from2020-01-01->>till2020-04-04

Gerald Nestler

from2019-11-01->>till2020-01-31

Anat Barzilai

Residency Program

from2019-10-11->>till2019-12-31

The Final Frontier

Group Exhibition

26/10/19-31/12/19

Curator: Ran Kasmy Ilan

from2019-10-01->>till2020-01-11

Elvedin Klačar

Residency for Austrian Artists

from2019-09-19->>till2019-09-19

from2019-09-11->>till2019-09-22

Susanne Schuda

Schudini the Sensitive

from2019-09-07->>till2019-09-07

Arenas of action

A talk with Tal Golani

7/9/19, 11:00

from2019-08-01->>till2019-09-01

Galit Eilat

from2019-07-13->>till2019-09-14

Sliding Door / Tal Golani

Solo exhibition

20/7/19-14/9/19

from2019-07-02->>till2019-07-02

The entrepreneur as god and the ghost in the machine

from2019-07-02->>till2019-09-30

Peter Szely

Residency for Austrian artists

from2019-06-15->>till2019-06-15

Cold Intimacy with Virtual Assistant

15/6

11:00

from2019-05-17->>till2019-07-13

NewSpeak / Lior Zalmanson

Solo exhibition

1/6/19-13/7/19

from2019-05-17->>till2019-05-17

MALOX / Garden Gig

17/5/19

12:00pm -Opening doors

12:30pm - Show

from2019-05-15->>till2019-05-15

Yossi Zabari / Bleeding Herat - the show

Garden Show, 15/5/19

Opening doors - 8:00pm

Show - 8:30pm

from2019-05-15->>till2019-05-15

Givat Hasofer -Documentation and identity

15.5, 19:00

from2019-05-13->>till2019-05-17

Running up that hill

Performances, events, and conversations about the hill of the Herzliya Artists' Residence and Nordau Community Pool

13,15,17/5/19

from2019-05-13->>till2019-05-13

Grove Sound / Volkov, Fishof, Kantor, Oppenheim

13/5/19, 18:30

from2019-04-27->>till2019-04-27

A pope, a female police officer and a terrorist

A talk with Ruti De Vries and Tali Ben-Nun

27/4/19

from2019-04-11->>till2019-03-19

Lithuanian Story: Lina Lapelyte

Candy Shop and Other Dances

from2019-04-10->>till2019-04-10

Nico Teen

from2019-03-30->>till2019-06-30

Heidi Schatzl

Residency for Austrian artists

from2019-03-10->>till2019-02-06

I saw a lot of people in the street, one of them asked me what time it was / Ruti De Vries

Solo Exhibition

Curator: Tali Ben Nun

23/3/19-4/5/19

from2019-03-02->>till2019-03-03

A talk with Liat Segal

from2019-01-02->>till2019-03-31

Johann Lurf

from2018-12-31->>till2019-02-06

Vita Eruhimovitz

from2018-12-29->>till2019-02-28

Random Walk / Liat Segal

Solo exhibition

Opens on January 12th, 8:00pm

from2018-12-13->>till2018-12-13

Tectonics 6

A Festival for new music

Thursday, December 13th, 8:30pm

Admission free

from2018-12-11->>till2018-12-20

Frieder Butzmann

טקטוניקס 6

from2018-12-07->>till2018-12-17

Charles Ross

from2018-10-18->>till2018-11-08

Gintarė Minelgaitė

GoraParasit

from2018-10-10->>till2018-12-08

Always Duty Free

Group exhibition

27/10-2018 - 6/12/2018

from2018-10-08->>till2018-12-31

Lucas Norer

Residency for Austrian artists

from2018-10-06->>till2018-10-06

Noam Rotem / Acoustic

Special show at the garden

6/10/2018, 20:30

from2018-08-18->>till2018-08-18

Lingers on the corporeal border

A talk with Jasmin Vardi

from2018-07-01->>till2018-08-02

Izik Badash

Residency Program

from2018-07-01->>till2018-09-30

Wilhelm Scherübl

Residency for Austrian artists

from2018-06-16->>till2018-08-31

Hyper-Intention / Jasmin Vardi

Solo Exhibition

5/7/18-20/9/18

from2018-06-12->>till2018-06-12

Born in Deir Yassin

Special screening and a talk with director Neta Shoshani / 12/16/2018, 20:00

from2018-05-06->>till2018-06-09

The Coastal Spray Zone #2

Efrat Galnoor

from2018-05-01->>till2018-05-31

Irina Birger

Residency Program

from2018-04-25->>till2018-05-08

Gina Haller, Nadia Migdal

Residency Program

from2018-03-31->>till2018-06-30

Jennifer Mattes

Residency for Austrian artists

from2018-03-05->>till2018-03-15

Paulina Pukytė

from2018-02-21->>till2018-05-05

Dead Honyes

Group Exhibition

Opens on Saturday, March 10, 8pm

from2018-02-20->>till2018-05-31

Lisa Kudoke

from2018-02-17->>till2018-02-17

Real Daughter

A talk with Efrat Vital

from2018-01-05->>till2018-03-31

Lotte Lyon

Residency

from2018-01-01->>till2019-12-31

Residency Program: Austrian Artists

from2017-12-16->>till2018-02-21

Winnie (Real Daughter) / Efrat Vital

Solo Exhibition

06.01.2018-21.02.2018

from2017-12-07->>till2017-12-14

Jaan Toomik

from2017-12-03->>till2017-12-03

Tectonics 5

Lina Lapelyte, Pierre Berthet, Mik Quantius with Alex Drool Yonovic

3.12.17

20:00

from2017-11-28->>till2017-10-05

Lina Lapelyte

Tectonics Festival

from2017-11-28->>till2017-12-05

Mik Quantius

from2017-11-28->>till2017-12-05

Pierre Berthet

Tectonics Festival

from2017-10-28->>till2017-10-28

Nothingness to no one

A talk with Yair Barak

from2017-09-09->>till2017-11-25

Continents and Faces / Yair Barak

Solo exhibition

9.9.2017-25.11.2017

from2017-06-27->>till2017-07-31

Still Life, Live Data

A new research by Shenkar College, the Inspire Lab for Image Research, and the Sorbonne

Opens on 08/07/2017

from2017-06-01->>till2017-06-30

Tal Shamir

from2017-05-05->>till2017-05-21

Ilya Rabinovich

from2017-04-27->>till2017-06-20

The Arnolfinis / Orit Adar Bechar

Solo Exhibition

2017 - 20/06/2017

from2017-04-25->>till2017-04-30

Dr. Reynaldo Anderson

Tohu Magazine Conference

from2017-04-01->>till2017-04-01

These are sculptures from nothing cause there's nothing

Artist Talk with Roy Menachem Markovich

from2017-03-07->>till2017-03-15

Axel Knost, Karin Redlich

Collaboration with "Harishonim" high school Herzliya

from2017-02-10->>till2017-02-25

Anna Bromley and Ofri Lapid

from2017-01-07->>till2017-01-07

Artist Talk with Meir Tati and Eyal Assulin

Saturday, January 7, 11am

from2017-01-01->>till2017-04-04

Good Greif / Roy Menachem Markovich

2/11/2017-4/4/2017

from2016-11-22->>till2017-01-28

Look at me

Meir Tati, Eyal Assulin

12/3/2016-1/28/2017

from2016-10-22->>till2016-10-22

Saturday morning at the gallery

from2016-09-24->>till2016-11-12

Follies | Elisheva Levy

Solo Exhibition

24/9/2016-12/11/2016

from2016-09-13->>till2016-11-30

Netally Scholsser

from2016-09-03->>till2016-09-12

gym

An interdisciplinary think and do group

from2016-08-13->>till2016-08-13

Saturday morning at the gallery

from2016-07-21->>till2016-09-03

Threshold

Curator: Ran Kasmy Ilan

7/21-9/3/2016

from2016-07-05->>till2016-07-20

Lior Zalmanson

from2016-05-21->>till2016-07-02

What's too painful to remember, we simply choose to forget

Curator: Ran Kasmy Ilan

5/21-6/25/2016

from2016-03-26->>till2016-03-26