Monday, October 09, 2006

MAGNETIC by Matei Glass

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The Other in Palestine and Magnetic Identities
Photographs and Video by Matei Glass

The video installation and large format images that Matei Glass (Joseph Winterfeld, b.1956) presents at Play_gallery for still and motion pictures form a reflection on identities which cannot be mutually exclusive and memory when it becomes superimposed.

Matei Glass was born in Montreal, the son of Jewish refugees from Romania, Holocaust survivors whose support for Israel “could not be other than unquestioning.” Both his photographic travel journal The Other in Palestine, (Actar ed. 2003), and his 13 minute video “Magnetic Identities”(Metronom Foundation for Contemporary Art, 2004) form part of an ongoing project that began in 1997. While these images are mainly of Palestine and Palestinians, they are also somehow of their author as he attempts to redefine the other. “In a sense it is my need to fill in the blanks in my personal and collective memory that brought me to Palestine … I needed to walk through the mirror to see utopia’s otherside, its forgotten twin.”

by Matei Glass

October 11 - November 15, 2006
Wed. October 11, 2006 / 7pm
play - gallery for still and motion pictures
hannoversche straße 1 | 10115 berlin
Opening hours:
Wed - Sat, 2 - 7 p.m

related: fLUiDIC and “A consumação” Paola Salerno

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