Fields

Rovner, Michal
Publisher: Steidl
Binding: Hardcover
Language: English
Pages: 400
Measurements: 16.00 x 21.00 cm

Fields focuses on Michal Rovner’s unique “language,” her vocabulary of scripts and writings created from the notations of the human figure she has been collecting as part of her ongoing inquiry into the universal aspects of the human condition. It includes Rovner’s works from the past three years: Data Zone, a series of works which combine sculpture and video of culture plates (Petri dishes) featured in Against Order? Against Disorder?, the acclaimed solo exhibition in the Israeli Pavilion at the 2003 Venice Biennale; documentation of the video installation Time Left; works from the project In Stone, including stone moving “texts”; and notebook vitrines and new works from Fields of Fire.

Fields of Fire is a collaboration between Rovner and the composer Heiner Goebbels, and the result of Rovner’s trip to Kazakhstan’s oil fields. In Fields of Fire Rovner uses the element of fire coming from natural gas in the oil fields to create a new landscape alternatively recalling the fluid ink brush of Soong and T’ang dynasty landscapes and the hyperkinetic pen of the seismograph. The notion of landscape is transformed from the symbol of constancy to an engine of metamorphosis.

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