AMIR YATZIV

 

compressed ceramic powder, 2007

Single channel video 6’00”, series of 3 c-prints

a journey...|2015

set documentation

Israeli “soldiers” describing their last moments in the battle, just before their own death. This is the ultimate soldier fantasy: dying in a battle, becoming a hero and finally being interviewed about it. But in this battle they use bullets made of compressed ceramic powder (to simulate as a game) instead of real ones. The work creates a hyper-reality in which soldiers can describe their own deaths, and shape the myth of their bravery according to a well known model shaped by the myth of self-sacrifice that is at the core of Israeli narrative. The soldiers telling the happenings of their own deaths allows for a new, improved version of this myth, given from a first hand witness.

 

video excerpt

amir Yatziv - kfar.s

Kfar-Shmaryahu#03(compressed ceramic powder)|c-print|120x67cm

amir Yatziv - kfar.s

Kfar-Shmaryahu#02(compressed ceramic powder)|c-print|120x80cm

amir Yatziv - kfar.s

Kfar-Shmaryahu#01(compressed ceramic powder)|c-print|120x96cm