Before And After: The Making Of "Elia", 2009 - Guy Ben-Ner
About the Work
About Before And After: The Making Of "Elia"
This piece is a still from Elia — a story of an ostrich chick (2003), a video Ben-Ner produced while attending Columbia University's MFA program. Shot at Riverside Park near Columbia's campus, the work narrates the coming of age ...Read More
This piece is a still from Elia — a story of an ostrich chick (2003), a video Ben-Ner produced while attending Columbia University's MFA program. Shot at Riverside Park near Columbia's campus, the work narrates the coming of age story of Elia, a baby ostrich, who is played by actors wearing costumes constructed from mop handles, vacuum hoses, and papier-mâché. The calm, Discovery Channel-style voice-over narrates Elia's coming of age story and her relationship and brief separation from her mother, father, and brother.
Like many filmmakers, Ben-Ner storyboards his projects. This work features a drawing he made in preparation for the shoot on the left and a still from the finished video on the right. It makes the connection between an idea conceived by Ben-Ner's hand on paper, and its fruition as a moving image, thereby highlighting the holistic process involved in creating a work of art.
About the Artist
About Guy Ben-Ner
In 2005, Ben-Ner represented Israel at the Venice Biennale and was selected by New York Magazine as an "artist on the verge of a breakthrough" after being featured at the Greater New York exhibition at MoMA P.S. 1. In 2007, Ben-Ner was awarded a prestigious DAAD fellowship. He is currently a Lecturer at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.Read Less
DescriptionTwo photogravures mounted on a single sheet of paper.
AuthenticationSigned and numbered by the artist.
DimensionsTwo photogravures measuring 8.5" x 11" each on 22" x 30" sheet.
ShippingShips in 10 to 14 business days.
This work is final sale and not eligible for return.
Additional InformationProceeds from this sale benefit the MFA Israeli Artist Fund at Columbia University.
We are here to help. Please let us know if you have any questions about this work, the artist, collecting in general or artists you'd like to see on Artspace. Please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org and Collector Services will respond within 2 business days.