Disrupted Landscape A landscape as a visual image, contains a built-in disruption, caused by the fact that the viewer is its creator, and is part of it by simply being present to view it. Disrupted Landscape, is an in-depth view on the relationship between nature and the culture of observation. It employs landscape visual conventions taken from art history, while juxtaposing natural scenery and layers of sound and photovideo montage. Filmed in locations around Israel which vary in their ecological and climate properties, the piece includes views of highways and natural reserves, each carrying its own set of political/historical/mystical narratives. The viewer’s eye is continuously challenged by propositions of alternative ways of reading the landscape as a visual- imagery based- text. The complex layering of image and sound paired with slow pace editing, allows the viewer to form and reform its understanding of the landscape as the piece progresses. The sequence is divided to seven subsections. Each is accompanied by slowly played and sometimes improvised music notes from the corresponded first seven bars of Bach’s first Cello Suite.
Yossi Galanti Yossi Galanti was born in Jerusalem, 1965 and has lived and worked there ever since. Yossi received his professional training in photography in The Applied Photography Department at the Hadassah College of Technology, Jerusalem, where he now works as a senior lecturer of digital photography, video editing, and visual anthropology (The Photographic Communication Dept.) 2001 MA in Contemporary Art, University of Liverpool. As an active photographer, video artist and editor he has participated in many group shows and festivals in Israel and abroad and had several solo shows. His works are in private and public collections including: The Israel Museum, Tel Aviv Museum of Art.