2012 | Three Channel Demo of SCENARIO | 5 min 12 sec.loop | Edition of 7+2AP
Venice Architecture Biennale 2012 | Israel Pavilion
Curators: Erez Ella, Milana Gitzin-Adiram, Dan Handel
Aircraft CarrierAmerican Ideas and Israeli Architectures after 1973
The work SCENARIO, commissioned by the Israeli pavilion at the 18th Venice Architecture Biennale, revolves around aspects of destruction as an autonomous state of architecture. The multi channel video is divided into three chapters, displayed simultaneously in three separate screens. The Israeli army often used real civilian locations in order to maximum a drill’s effect, thus creating a temporary architectural catastrophe in israel’s urban landscape. The drill depicted Pereg’s SCENARIO simulates the damage cause by an earthquake, thus a destroyed building acts as a site of rehearsal , as in many of Pereg’s work- becomes an event before an event. The constant feeling of imminent destruction is common in the Israeli psychic landscape. In the likely scenarios of that destruction, earthquakes are not on the immediate list. Nevertheless, Israel prepares for them, replacing the signifier of war with that of a natural disaster. This is not uncommon in world culture and politics. It is a conceptual sublimation. However, in Israel, this process exposes curious interactions between the state, acting as the destruction contractor, the private developers who benefit from a free ride, and the imagined public interest of better preparation toward disaster.
2012 | Center Channel of SCENARIO | Three Channel Video with Sound | Duration: 5 min 12 sec.loop | Edition of 7+2AP
Editing: Nira Pereg | Filming: Nadav Harel & Nira Pereg | Sound design : Nati Zeidenstadt | Post: Tal Korjak | Exhibition design: Hanan Belisha
SCENARIO at Aircraft Carrier | Israeli Pavilion, Venice 2012
Aircraft Carrier American Ideas and Israeli Architectures after 1973
La Biennale Di Venezia, 13th International Architecture Exhibition, Israeli Pavillion, Venice 2012
Ed. Erez Ella, Milana Gitzin-Adiram, Dan Handel, text(s) by Milton Friedman, Justin Fowler, Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Tamar Berger, Or Aleksandrowicz, Edo Amin, contributions by Florian Holzherr, Fernando Guerra, Nira Pereg, Jan Tichy, Assaf Evron, Post Typography, graphic design by Ifat Yairi
2012. 176 pp., 127 ills.
16.70 x 23.10 cm
Publisher: Hatje Cantz, September 2012