Gallery Talks, Lectures and Events
Pharaoh in Canaan
Tracing ShadowsMay 23, 2006-February 3, 2007
Location: Ruth Youth Wing
Curator: Ayana Friedman
The unexpected shapes of shadows and the mysterious ways in which they shift and transform themselves have challenged artists from various fields to capture the subject in their works. The place of shadow and silhouette in contemporary art was at the focus of this exhibition, in which visitors could experience them in various environments – creating with their bodies different shadow shapes, which were recorded and continued to flicker on a screen; taking a walk in a "Magic Forest," where their presence activated sensors that produced animal sounds and images; exploring a desert environment, in which the position of the sun could be adjusted to make shadows longer or shorter according to the time of day. All these and more offered visitors of all ages a chance to experience, activate, and marvel at shadow's many faces.