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Nothing New

Oded Hirsch

2012 00:10:15 IsraelEnglishColorStereo16:9Video


Hirsch’s most ambitious film to date and the pinnacle of his trilogy, Nothing New depicts the epic rescue mission of a man whose parachute is caught on electricity power lines. Involving hundreds of participants in a desolate field facing the Jordanian border in the Jordan Valley of Israel, this communal cinematic endeavor aims to re-unite, if only for a brief moment, the collective spirit of the socialist Kibbutz movement in Israel, a movement that has undergone significant ideological modifications. The film adopts a hybrid approach that fuses surreal imagery with a live-action performance spectacle.

About Oded Hirsch

Born in 1976 in Kibbutz Afikim, Israel, Oded Hirsch works in the mediums of video, installation and photography. Hirsch graduated from the Neri Bloomfield School of Design in Haifa, Israel in 2006 and went on to gain his MFA from the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. He is a recent recipient of the Jerome Foundation Film Grant, a 2011/12 Six Points fellow and 2012 NYFA fellow.

Hirsch’s work often involves the creation of strange mechanisms, detached from rules and logic, which are examined through multi-participant spectacles.

Recent solo shows include: The Mad Lift, Liverpool Biennial, UK; Nothing New, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY; The Chelsea Project, EDS Galeria, Mexico City; and Sleep Tight Ramat-Gan Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel. Recent group exhibitions include: MASS MoCA, MA; Queens Museum of Art, New York; The Jewish Museum, Munich, Germany; Black and White Gallery, New York; Lesley Heller Workspace, New York; Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX; and the Soap Factory, Minneapolis.

Hirsch lives in New York, and is represented by Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York.