The Contemporary City, is an Imaginary One
Curator: Yaakov Israel
25 Feb — 22 April, 2017
Hana Primak has been photographing in a central Tel Aviv building site
for three years now. Her photographic images come together to create an
imaginary visual urban space founded on sci-fi films and books—worlds
identified as futuristic and fantastical, calling for a new visual orientation
in relation to the space.
Primak’s photographs take us on a new journey that traverses both the act
of seeing and the subjective gaze. Prolonged observation of the photographs makes the viewer lose his sense of time and place. The viewer is rooted to his world, and at the same time becomes a witness from the future of the construction of a new, crowded world that gradually takes synthetic form: concrete structures fuse into a brutal sequence that strives to take over the
Primak’s futuristic city is morbid and heavy; by deconstructing the massive
building site into fragments, Primak conveys the sense of a total, infinite
world. The images remain with us, hovering in our mind’s eye like a looming apocalyptic prophecy.