VIDEO INSTALLATION | 2014 | Single Channel HD | 3:43 min

The video installation presents the checkpoint control were the traveler is being in a situation of waiting, standing in line, being ordered, loosing his own control. The idea of security in relation to human freedom is conflicted. The border control is different experience to different people, depending on nationality and look. The basic speculation is that you are suspicious and you need to prove different.

Paz develop installations using mainly the medium of video and performance. She raise questions about the perception of home, migration, freedom, war and violence. She works on the border between the public and the private, drawn into images that present conflicted situations and create an absurd situation. The video is telling a story which is visual, non linear and fragmented.

Paz uses layers of different timelines within one space, creating a new construction of reality. Currently, she works with shadows, black silhouettes and images creating a moving collage where the viewer has space for imagination and reflection.

Yuki Jungesblut
Rola Khayyat und Ahmed Zidan
Sharon Paz
Petra Spielhagen
Chryssa Tsampazi
SHARON PAZ was born in 1969, Israel, received a MFA from Hunter College. She now lives and works in Berlin. Paz exhibited extensively in Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany, Smack Mellon in NYC, The Herzlyia Museum of Art and Petach-Tikva museum of Art in Israel. In the past her work was supported by the Senate of Cultural Affairs and Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Berlin, The Fund for Video Art and Experimental Cinema, CCA Tel- Aviv, Goethe Institute, The Rabinovich Foundation and the Lottery Art Council in Israel. Her video works are part of the collection of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Video-Forum Collection, Berlin and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.. Her work has been screened in numerous festivals and galleries such as Thomas Erben Gallery and Art in General in New York City; Transmediale 11 in Berlin.

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