Arabesque 2016

A prototype for a repeating tile, which together with other tiles forms a large “tapestry” that changes together every 10 minutes. Inspired by Arabesque art. Plywood, fibre optics, LEDs, Arduino. 35 x 35 x 5 cm
Arabesque was created in 2016 for the XX1 international exhibition curated by the Triennale di Milano and was exhibited in 2017 at the Arte Laguna prize at the Arsenale di Venezia. It is a mixture of old and new. Traditional and innovative. Bringing forgotten art to life in thesecond decade of the 21st century with the help of code, electronics and light technology

Waldweg im Herbst 2020

How do you capture the essence of nature in a box? What does it mean to digitalize romanticism? Those were the questions I tried to answer with my new work “Waldweg im Herbst”. It was created for the Luminale in Frankfurt where this year the German Romanticism was the main theme. I often wonder around the German forests and the inspiration to this work came during one of those outings. It was November and the Leaves of the trees were in a variation of colors. I wanted to capture this beauty and to bring it inside. I work mainly with light and electronics and research different aspect of my medium with each new work. I wanted to create a work that will be dynamic and will incorporate sound, light and interactivity. The work that was realized is composed of 3 acrylic boxes each measures 25 x 25 x 25 cm. Inside the boxes I collaged real leaves I picked up during my walks in the forest in Autumn. In the middle of each box there a branch connected to a servo motor.

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Hagar Elazari


Hagar Elazari (1982) was born and raised in Israel. Across mediums and projects, creating experiences is the main engine driving Elazari’s work. It is not limited by size or site. It spans across installation, decorative objects, painting, photography and film. Elazari researches and works iteratively. Her work is Influenced by natural science motifs, new technologies, traditional crafts and psychology. In 2012 she graduated with a master in industrial design from the Politecnico di Milano. Since then, her work has been commissioned by various art events such as the Amsterdam light festival and the Jerusalem light festival and was exhibited at the Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan and at the Arsenale di Venezia. She was invited to talk about her work on several occasions in Art and science related conferences among which is the Ars electronica festival in Linz Austria. In 2017 Hagar Elazari moved to Berlin where she lives and works at present.

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