Ostrovsky is an internationally celebrated artist and curator. She is known for her advocacy of experimental film and avant-garde programming, often featured at venues in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Her global perspective has several dimensions. Vivian was born in New York but grew up in Rio and pursued higher education in Paris. Her films have been seen around the world, not only in film festivals but also at major museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington and Centre Pompidou in Paris.
Of late, she has expanded her practice beyond her signature style in documentaries and collage shorts to include moving-image creations developed for cell phones and for installation artworks. The artist retains a devotion to working with celluloid and continues to be inspired by vintage imagery such as the canon of classic films associated with Henri Langois’s reign at the Cinematheque de Paris, the spirit of black and white American slapstick personified by Buster Keaton, and the art, film, advertising and architecture of the 1940s through 70s in Brasil .
Vivian, who is also uniquely well-versed in and supportive of emerging, time-based and contemporary art in Israel, will present and discuss a selection of her most recent works.
The program will conclude with Q & A, and live music. Please join us!
In the program:
Movie – 1982, 10 min’
From Paris to Berlin, from Amsterdam to Rio, from Jerusalem to New York. With a super 8 camera shooting only at night
P.W. Pinceis e Paineis – 2008, 15 min‘
A collage of archival footage, music and werneck’s modernist mosaics,
Made for an exhibition in Rio on Paulo Werneck
Fone Fur Follies- 2008, 9min‘
Feline fantasy. Filmed by a cell-phone.
The Title Was Shot 2009, -9min‘
A composition of fragments from over 25 films dating from the 1920s to the 1990s.
Tatitude- 2009, 3:40min‘
A tribute to Jaques Tati. Sand, sea and sun as elements in a carefree life.
OY DIVISION LIVE SHOW
OY DIVISION present the Renaissance of the Shtetel with good old-fashioned Eastern European Jewish music that will make your grandma dance. The OY DIVISION hysteria started in Tel-Aviv when some of Israel’s top talents united to satisfy their lust for Eastern European Jewish tunes. Their shows consist of spontaneous dancing in the audience and enthusiastic cries of joy or OY !!
The band members are all top musicians. Eyal Talmudi (clarinet and vocals) – reed player for the Balkan Beat Box. Noam Inbar (vocals, accordion and drum) – The leader of the acclaimed punk-folk band Ha’biluyim. Avichai Tuchman (double bass) of My Second Surprise. Gershon Leizersohn (violin and vocals) is a prominent musician in the religious music circles. Assaf Talmudi (accordion) is one of Israel’s busiest record producers.
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