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Recitative

 


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 2018, 4'59'' Full Hd

Recitative is a short experimental film, a surreal fragment of an unconventional performance. It shows a playful dialogue between an elderly opera singer and industrial lifting platforms, which creates a counterpoint between the human voice and mechanical sounds of machinery moving up and down. The opera singer performs a movement from one of J.S Bach's cantatas, which express a Martyr's wish for redemption and a desire to become one with god. His "death wish" and the presence of these specific machines could evoke the death of construction workers in cities, which increases every year. In Israel, these workers, who use the platforms and often fall to their deaths, are in most cases second-class citizens of low socio-economic status, foreigners and immigrants citizens who often die because of bad employment conditions.

 

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