Noa Gur’s (born 1980 in Tel Aviv, Israel) work intertwines two series of questions: one thread inquiring into contemporary modes of artistic production and the other questioning inequality based on class and ethnicity. Images of artists suffering at the hands of society and their characterization as objects to be exploited are paradoxically entangled in the rhetoric of the art market—based on nothing but exchange value. A visual artist… Read more
About the artwork
Noa Gur's 2-channel video installation consists of one small plasma screen and a larger video projection displayed side by side. The larger screen depicts Gur's profile while she slowly swallows a strip recounting Jesus' miracle of fish and loaves, as it is written in the New Testament. Simultaneously and in parallel, the second screen streams broadcasts from an Indian news agency, showing floods and consequent reconstruction work, along with information regarding changes in the stock market in East and South Asia—numbers scrolling left to right, an ouroboros gesture that parallels the artist's own consumption of scripture. Watch an excerpt of the 2-channel video installation here.