Posted: January 6, 2020
By: Tom Pnini
PAPERWEIGHT is a one-shot/one-take depiction of a writer struggling to finish his last masterpiece and battle the demons of creation. The writer is portrayed by the artist’s father, an Israeli theatre actor (70).
PAPERWEIGHT was Shot entirely inside a Shredding facility located in one of the biggest recycling centers in Brooklyn.
The Light Fantastic Toe presents the five minutes leading up to a stereoscopic portrait of a family. The family is taking the portrait just before the patriarch leaves to join the Union army. The video begins with what, ostensibly, appears to be a split screen; however, it is actually a double set with one built next to the other creating the illusion of a stereoscopic image. While a traditional stereoscopic image employs a dual lens to create two similar frames, in my video, I remove this second lens and duplicate the actual scene in real life: identical twins play two separate roles, acting in the two identical sets, which themselves are replicas of a 1860’s New York apartment The portrait becomes no longer of one family, but it is in fact of two families—identical and different. Each family poses in front of a similar path, a similar destiny, the prospect of war. As the click of the camera captures an image for eternity, so it records the possibility of death.
The Light fantastic Toe
My new solo show at Chelouch Gallery
opening reception: Tuesday August 4th 8pm
Hope you can make it
Thursday 4 June at 19.30h
Thursday 4 June: 12h to 19.30h
Friday 5 and Saturday 6 June: 16h to 21h
Snow Demo was selected to be part of PULSE Play | New York 2015
PLAY will be curated by Billy Zhao of the Marina Abramovic Institute.
Thursday, March 5 – 1pm-6pm
Friday, March 6 – 11am- 8pm
Saturday, March 7- 11am-8pm
Sunday, March 8- 11am- 5pm
PULSE New York is centrally located at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea.
The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
My new video -The Light Fantastic Toe will have it’s world premier at The moving Image Art Fair in NYC.
with the wonderful support of Lesley Heller Workspace.
March 5-8, 2015
Opening reception: Thursday, March 5, 2015: 6-8pm
Thursday March 5 – Saturday March 7, 2015: 11am – 8pm
Sunday, March 8, 2015: 11am – 4pm
Moving Image is located at the Waterfront New York Tunnel in Manhattan’s Chelsea District.
Waterfront New York Tunnel
269 11th Avenue
Between 27th and 28th Streets
New York, NY 10001
Tom Pnini “Ballade to the Double”
I am honored to invite you to my first solo show in NYC.
September 3 – October 12, 2014
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 7, 6-8pm
Lesley Heller Workspace
54 Orchard Street
I am honored to be included in :
The 6th edition of
Art Souterrain on Nuit Blanche
please check this link to my web page of the exhibition here:
I will be screening two video works:
Snow Demo- http://tompnini.com/snow-demo/
Volcano Demo- http://tompnini.com/volcano-demo/