AMIR YATZIV

hall of mirrors...|2019

live astronauts...|2019

standby painter|2018

another planet|2017

the fox and the crow|2017

man with two beards|2016

a journey...|2015

the national park|2015

crusaders|2014

we are attempting...|2014

the simultaniest|2014

paleosol 80 south|2013

superstition in the pigeon|2013

 hausbaumaschine|2013

this is jerusalem, mr. pasolini|2012

remission|2012

hollywood strings|2012

the german village|2011

antipodes|2010

the inflatables|2009

 arbeit macht frei|2009

detroit|2009

a journey through the howling sands, 2015

single channel video, HD, 21'00'' (collaboration with dani gal)

Edward Palmer was a British orientalist in the 19th century who spent over a year in the Sinai desert in search for the real location of the biblical mount Sinai. In his travel book Palmer writes about a sound phenomenon of the howling sands, which he experienced.

The story of the sands and the legend he attached to it are the bases for the film.

 

Three elements of droning sounds, the drone sound of the band, the drone sounds made from the noise of the flying camera and the byzantine chants sang by the monks melt into one composition followed by a voice is telling Palmer’s story.

 

The composition gives the film its spiritual atmosphere in relation to the religious importance of mount Sinai while the film itself is a documentation of the making of the sounds.

 

 

 

 

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