November 18, 2011 - January 20, 2012

The Vault (November 2011-January 2012)

Gili Avissar, Roger Beebe (Columbus, OH), Guy Ben-Ner, Kate Gilmore (New York, NY), Ben Hagari, Arzu Ozkal (San Diego, CA), Gilad Ratman, Elham Rokni, Brian Sabalausky (Cleveland, OH), Cigdem Slankard (Rocky River, OH), Doron Solomons, Karel Van Laere, Nanette Yannuzzi (Oberlin , OH)

The Vault (November 2011-January 2012)
Standing Here

Standing Here  Kate Gilmore | 2010 | video | courtesy of the artist

Live Studio Audience

Live Studio Audience  Brian Sabalausky | 2011 | video | courtesy of the artist

Impact  Karel van Laere | 2010 | video | courtesy of the artist

Invert  Ben Hagari | 2010 | video | courtesy of the artist

Spaghettidog  Elham Rokni | 2006 | video | courtesy of the artist

Bad News / Good News  Cigdem Slankard | 2005 | video | courtesy of the artist

One Nation Under Tommy  Roger Beebe | 2004 | video | courtesy of the artist

Che Che the Gorgeous  Gilad Ratman | 2005 | video | courtesy of the artist

Stealing Beauty

Stealing Beauty  Guy Ben-Ner | 2007 | video | courtesy of the artist

The Vault functions as a media flat file—a converted walk-in safe where audiences can experience a variety of video and audio art. Work will be added to the The Vault on a rolling basis, remain on view for approximately six months and then rotate out. Viewers have the remote control in their hands to select the work they would like to view.

Currently in The Vault

Gili Avissar (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Circus, 2008
Although he considers himself a painter, Avissar's work for the past two years his work has been based on animation, installation, and video. The animation and video works emerge from his desire to perform and to document life.

Gili Avissar
My Piano, 2009
See above.

Gili Avissar
Night Ride, 2008
See above.

Guy Ben-Ner (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Stealing Beauty, 2007
Guy Ben-Ner and his family set themselves up as refugees in an IKEA, going about their daily business amidst the hussle and bustle of an active business.

Kate Gilmore (New York, NY)
Standing Here, 2010
In a perception-shifting durational performance work, Kate Gilmore breaks into and then climbs out of a drywall shaft wearing high-heels and a polka dot dress.

Ben Hagari (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Invert, 2010
In this piece by Israeli artist, Ben Hagari, duality is explored-mirrors, color inversion, inverted speech, closed eyes are "open," etc. Even backgrounds and characters are painted their opposite color, so "natural" color is restored through inversion.

Gilad Ratman (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Che Che the Gorgeous, 2005
Gilaad Ratman's cinematic video art doesn't follow an narrative arc, but embodies a poetic cohesion. In this work, Gilaad focuses on ruined illusions by revealing the foley artists who made the sounds for the first half of the video.

Elham Rokni (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Crossing the Dune, 2010
By Elham Rokni. A man slowly crosses a dune on his bicycle as we moves platforms ahead of him to allow him traction in the slippery sand.

Elham Rokni
Spaghettidog, 2006
The artist stated, "This work started as a parody on amateur porno movies, and only after the shooting, while editing, the primal intention changed into a more existential state of mind so during the work itself, everything was very humoristic and fun."

Brian Sabalausky (Cleveland, OH)
Live Studio Audience: Late Night in the Heights, 2011
Brian Sabalausky deconstructs the talk show genre by using its trappings and isolating them for individual consideration.

Brian Sabalausky
Live Studio Audience: Spinning Plant, 2011
See above.

Cigdem Slankard (Rocky River, OH)
Bad News / Good News, 2005
Artist Cigdem Slankard extracted footage from three Turkish films starring Turkan Soray (the Sultan of Turkish cinema) to question cultural gender roles as the woman in always in positions of weakness/reaction whereas the man is active and powerful.

Doron Solomons (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Exquisite Corpse, 1999
In Exquisite Corpse, we see heads composed of three un-matching parts taken from news footage. The voices are superimposed on one another. All that one can hear distinctly are the names of politicians.

Karel van Laere (Maastricht, Netherlands)
Impact, 2010
Karel van Laere's Impact depicts a man in a suit being dragged out of the ocean and through the pastorial and urban landscapes while a narrative recounts the plight of the dragged protagonist.

Nanette Yannuzzi and Arzu Ozkal (Oberlin, OH and San Diego, CA)
Mission: Cleveland Land Mass, 2011
Playing off of Cleveland's recent history of vacant urban land, this piece urges viewers to experience the obvious, the familiar and the ignored through the distorted lens of the camera like the original moon landing.

About the Artists

Gili Avissar

Gili Avissar, a multi-disciplinary artist, was born in Haifa, 1980. He lives and works in Tel Aviv. Avissar has earned a B.F.A and M.F.A from the Bezalel Academy. He currently teaches at Hamidrasha School of Art. He has exhibited widely, across Israel and abroad.In addition to his work in video,... go to artist page

Roger Beebe

Roger Beebe has been working in the Art Department at The Ohio State University since 2014 and was previously a professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Florida. Beebe has screened his films around the globe at such unlikely venues as McMurdo Station in Antarctica, the CBS... go to artist page

Guy Ben-Ner

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Kate Gilmore

Kate Gilmore (born 1975) is a fine artist working in and synthesizing multiple mediums, including video, sculpture, photography, and performance. Born in Washington, DC, Gilmore attended Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, graduating in 1997. Gilmore received her masters of fine arts in 2002 from the School of Visual Arts in... go to artist page

Ben Hagari

Ben Hagari was born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1981. During his MFA studies at Columbia University, Hagari worked on a short film: a tragic comedy about a man who is covered with vegetables and lives in a hothouse. He has exhibited his works in Israel and abroad. Exhibitions include:... go to artist page

Arzu Ozkal

From"Arzu is a traveler. She has begun her journey in 2002 by leaving Ankara: the city of politicians, bureaucrats and blue collars... Then she started wandering off from one city to the other, allowing new places, people, ideas and experiences to influence her work. As new experiences unfold, she... go to artist page

Gilad Ratman

Ratman graduated from Colombia University's MFA program in 2009 and from the Bezalel BFA program in 2001, during which he was resident at the SVA, NY (2000). Solo shows include "Deep Sinking" at Haifa Museum of Art (2009) and "Che Che The Gorgeous" at Ferenbalm-Gurbrü. go to artist page

Elham Rokni

Elham Rokni was born in Iran in 1980 and immigrated to Israel at the age of 9. She now lives and work in Tel Aviv. In 2007 she graduated with honors the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, in the Fine Arts Department, and in 2010 she completed... go to artist page

Brian Sabalausky

Brian Sabalausky (b. 1988, Cleveland, OH) lives and works in Cleveland, OH. He is a BFA candidate at the Cleveland Institute of Art (2011). He has exhibited at Forum Art Space, Cleveland, OH; VAT Coventry Center, Cleveland Heights, OH; and the Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH. He... go to artist page

Cigdem Slankard

Cigdem Slankard is an Assistant Professor of Film, Television and Interactive Media at Cleveland State University. She was born and raised in Turkey and received her BA in translation and interpreting from Bogazici University (Istanbul, Turkey) in 1999. She first came to the United States in 1998 to study film... go to artist page

Doron Solomons

Doron Solomons (b. 1969, London, UK) lives and Works in Tel Aviv. He received his BFA from the Hamidrasha Art Academy, Ramat Hasharon, Israel in 1994. His work has been exhibited at Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel; Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; InFlandersFields Museum, Leper, Belgium; Herzliya Museum for... go to artist page

Karel Van Laere

Karel va Laere is a 3rd year student in Theater Performance in Maastricht. He has been involved in fashion and theater including FASHIONCLASH and designing costumes for the for the operas "Kepler" by Philip Glass and "Rage D'amour" by Rob Zuidam. Both of these operas were directed by Peter Missotten. go to artist page

Nanette Yannuzzi

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