Gilad Ratman gave a unique glimpse into his project for the Israeli Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale. The Workshop (2013) is a multi-channel site-specific installation documenting the journey of a community of people from Israel to Venice, through a non-linear presentation of video, installation, sound, and a physical intervention in the pavilion itself. The project reflects on the Venice Biennale as a utopian model of national connectivity at a time of increased control of borders and barriers. Ratman depicts a world where transit can take place across national borders via hidden networks: free, undetected, and unidentifiable. Followed by a conversation with Jon Kessler, faculty, Columbia University School of the Arts.
Co-presented by Artis, Swiss Institute, and Columbia University School of the Arts.