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

the german village, 2011

single channel video 6’39”, series of 2 c-prints

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In 1920 the architect Erich Mendelsohn designed the ‘Einstein Tower’ in Germany, near Berlin.

The building was heavily damaged by allied bombings during World War II, but it survived. In 1943, Mendelsohn secretly designed the ‘German Village’ for the US army, in Utah, USA. This was the primary site for aerial bomb testing prior to the attacks against Germany near the end of World War II. The German Village was a replica of a German residential building, using authentic designs, materials and furnishing. The building was heavily damaged during the testing but it survived and it stands there today deep in the desolate Utah desert, within a US army base. The video Confronts these two projects by Mendelsohn, accompanied by a text written by Mendelsohn while he was sailing from Germany to the USA in 1924.

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The German Village (bed room)|c-print|44x30cm

The German Village (living room)|c-print|44x30cm

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