Thu 6 June 2019 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Third Floor on the Left - 31 Hama'aracha, Tel Aviv,
Third Floor on the Left is pleased to present SLASH-HOOD SOUND SYSTEM duo exhibition by Nimrod Alexander Gershoni & Ira Shalit. SLASH-HOOD SOUND SYSTEM is a new sound-performance work combining recorded and improvised sound tracks as well as live music. While treating the exhibition space as a recording studio, Gershoni and Shalit have been melting thoughts regarding death, mundane routine and random encounters with Invasive species of birds into a new conscious sub-genre.
Nimrod Alexander Gershoni (B. 1982) received his MFA from the Bezalel Academy of art and Design, Jerusalem (2014) and his BFA from the Minshar for Art, Tel Aviv (2011). Gershoni is a multidisciplinary artist creating events of video sound and performance concerned with process based manipulations of reality and storytelling. His work is experienced as site specific events and installations. Gershoni exhibited among the rest at Gabirol Gallery, Tel Aviv (2017); The Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv (,2016, 2012); The Petach Tikva Museum of Art (2014); Museum for Israeli Art, Ramat Gan (2012); Indie Gallery, Tel Aviv (2012); The Jewish Museum Vienna (2009) and more. Gershoni received the Presidents Choice Award From Bezalel Academy of art and Design, Jerusalem (2014), as well as grants from the Rabinovitch Foundation (2016). Gershoni attended Andrea Zittel’s project: Institute of Investigative Living, A-Z West residency program, Joshua Tree California (2013) and the Arad Center for Contemporary Art and Architecture Residency program (2018).
Ira Shalit (b.1984), also known as Sweet potato kid or Tony’s Pizza & Friends Artist & Educator, Graduate BFA (with honor) at Bezalel Academy of Art & Design(2011). Has been exploring different mixtures for the question of art making while HEAT – MOVEMENT – LANGUAGE are based at its core. Shalit has exhibited among the rest at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2018); Ventilator, Tel Aviv (2018), The Israeli Center for Digital Arts, Holon (2018); Artists’ Workshops, Tel Aviv (2017); MoBY: David Ben Ari Museum for Contemporary Art, Bat Yam (2015); Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva (2014); Barbur Gallery, Jerusalem (2014); BAAD Gallery, Tel Aviv (2014); Shalit has attended the Kulturbetried Wagenhallen, Stuttgart (2016), as well as the EESAB, Brest, Residency programs. And he is the winner of the Fine Art Department Prize in Memory of Zoula Zizler (2011).
SLASH-HOOD SOUND SYSTEM by Nimrod Alexander Gershoni & Ira Shalit is the show of the fourth chapter in LIFE CHAPTERS – the second season of Third Floor on the Left. This season consists of five ‘chapters’ in which the participating artists will share their life with Meital Aviram for a month, prior to the show. During the residency, the artists and the curator will be contriving an exhibition in the same apartment they are accommodating. In the end of the stay, the show will be open for a week.
LIFE CHAPTERS is kind of a group exhibition that has been separated and splited for different time units, that weave together one linear route, an accumulation of significance. Each show will echo the memory of the previous one. In the heart of the project; The hybridisation between the artist’s studio and the living space of the curator. These – the artist, the space and the curator, are being bent together in the of the upcoming show, which will be infused in a mutual constant exposer. Each stay or ‘Chapter’ will be completing together the whole biography of the season.
LIFE CHAPTERS includes three individuals and two couples of artists in the following order: Itamar Stamler, May Zisman & Ofer Romano, Yasmin Caspin, Nimrod Alexander Gershoni & Ira Shalit, Or Ariely
Third Floor on the Left is a residential based seasonal project. In its first season the project has been constructed from seven separated exhibitions and site specific events. LIFE CHAPTERS , on the contrary, is a linear group show which divides into five parts, that are being unifying in conjunction to the shared living, and undermining the division between the artist and the curator, as well as their residential space. The aim of those intentions is to demand ‘genuine’ relationship.
Third Floor on the Left is curated and hosted by Meital Aviram