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Go West
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Catalogue no. 1624 File: G
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3:20 min.
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2010
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Go West a 3-channel video installation.
Dor Guez’s Go West documents, with a seemingly objective gaze, the annual Easter parade of the Christian-Arab Scouts in Israel. The parade takes place on Jaffa’s Yefet Street, not far from the port where Fresh Paint 3 is held, with the participation of representatives of the various churches, representatives of the Christian community, as well as the Mayor of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Ron Huldai. Flags of the Greek-Orthodox church, flags bearing the figure of St. George—one of the local Christian community’s most conspicuous symbols—and those of the scout troops, are hoisted in this colorful parade, juxtaposed with the Israeli flags hung on the street for Independence Day. Similarly, the music accompanying the parade is a blend of military parade tunes, pop music, the Village People’s eponymous song, and popular European and Arab tunes. Like previous works by Guez, Go West touches upon questions of ethnicity, multi-culturalism, and East-West relations, challenging binary installation

 

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Go West

Go West a 3-channel video installation.
Dor Guez’s Go West documents, with a seemingly objective gaze, the annual Easter parade of the Christian-Arab Scouts in Israel. The parade takes place on Jaffa’s Yefet Street, not far from the port where Fresh Paint 3 is held, with the participation of representatives of the various churches, representatives of the Christian community, as well as the Mayor of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Ron Huldai. Flags of the Greek-Orthodox church, flags bearing the figure of St. George—one of the local Christian community’s most conspicuous symbols—and those of the scout troops, are hoisted in this colorful parade, juxtaposed with the Israeli flags hung on the street for Independence Day. Similarly, the music accompanying the parade is a blend of military parade tunes, pop music, the Village People’s eponymous song, and popular European and Arab tunes. Like previous works by Guez, Go West touches upon questions of ethnicity, multi-culturalism, and East-West relations, challenging binary installation

 

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

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