Dust & Scratches / אבק ושריטותImages
Solo exhibition at INDIE gallery
Curated by : Nogah Davidson
Youval Hai's works are the photographs of a man who walks everywhere with a camera, documenting his life intensively: He sees, collects and processes all the fragments that make up the mundane - intimate moments with ex-girlfriends, observations of daily life with his wife and children, meetings with friends and family, as well as photographs taken during wandering tours that express his fascination in little fractions of his surroundings.
His personal computer contains an archive of thousands of pictures. Although this exhibition presents a select few it is governed by the same rules that guide his work - large and small moments caught inside the infinite sequence of the fluctuating life, a continuous zoom in and out, in which the small is magnified and the large is diminished, swallowed into the vortex of time.
The works in the exhibition were taken with analog cameras, hence the name of the exhibition that refers to a filter in Photoshop which is used to smooth out those dust & scratches that exist after scanning film.