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Guy Ben Ner: At Home
Widely admired for his humorous, ingeniously inventive videos starring himself and his children, Israeli artist Guy Ben Ner draws inspiration from literary classics, silent movies, documentaries, television sitcoms, survival shows, instructional videos, and Hollywood blockbusters. In his latest work, Soundtrack (2013), Ben Ner borrows the soundtrack from a chaotic, eleven-minute scene in War of the Worlds, Steven Spielberg’s alien apocalypse, and pairs it with new footage shot in the kitchen of his Tel Aviv apartment, where family and friends enact a domestic drama. The exhibition also includes Stealing Beauty (2007), in which IKEA showrooms serve as settings for another family performance, and Treehouse Kit (2005), an interpretation of the classic castaway tale, Robinson Crusoe, featuring a large-scale sculpture with video projection. Combining the comedic with philosophical insight, Ben Ner considers the relationship between family life and art-making, social responsibility and individual desire.