MELT AWAY BEFORE YOU

THiIS RED RED STUFF

THE RIGHT TO CLEAN

ISHMAEL

ABRAHAM ABRAHAM

SARAH SARAH

MANDATORY PASSAGE

SCENARIO

NO WIND

KEPT ALIVE

KEPT ALIVE PORTRAITS

SABBATH 2008

AND MELANCHOLY

67 BOWS

SOUVENIR

BANGKOKING

CANICULE

MADE IN FRANCE

G SPOTTING

SOIL


                                                        

                                                                                       

                                    

MELT AWAY BEFORE YOU” | “I CAN’T BELIVE ITS NOT BATTLE! “


2018  |  Multi channel Video installation with Sound |  Duration: 22 min 12 sec.loop |  Edition of 7+2AP

Shot in the Mojave Desert in northern San Bernardino County, California, USA


I know God has given you the land, and that your terror has fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land melt away before you Joshua 2:9


The work “Melt Away Before You” or “I Can’t Believe Its Not Battle,” is a continuation of Pereg’s “Redemption” trilogy (following “This RedRed Stuff”) a body of work that deals with the heritage of ideology and its religious, political, and economic representations.

This new body of work revolves around the site of Fort Irwin National Training Center, a major training area for the United States Military located in the Mojave Desert. Fort Irwin is a simulation of another place—a Middle Eastern town—that becomes a subject of investigation into the nature of authenticity, fiction, and the theater of war.

As America’s embedment in the Middle East has become increasingly entrenched, complicated, and violent, the Armed Forces are looking to theater and performance as counter strategies to keep apace with the shifting specificities of combat. Pereg seeks to blur the boundaries between “real’” and “staged” events by underscoring the military’s reliance on simulated warfare.

Editing: Nira Pereg  |  Filming: Ziv berkovich  |  Sound design : Nati Zeidenstadt  |  Post: Tal Korjak

Exhibition design: Hanan Belisha

Images from premier solo exhibition at LAXART, L.A, USA

Curator: Hamza Walker

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