Following a traumatic event, an older couple develops a mysterious disease - their skin is radiating with a glow of outdated media.
Both, a cameraman who documented an horrific event and a woman who obsessively watch the same tape, are trapped in a loop of memories as they slowly fade away like a worn-out magnetic tape.
Adam Kaplan, born in 1987 at Jerusalem, lives and works in Berlin. Focusing on nostalgia, popular culture and the technology-entertainment complex, his works deal with the way culture defines our memory of contemporary moments. He has presented his work at various exhibitions and festivals, including Berlinale Forum Expanded, ICA London, Anthology Film Archives (New York), CCA Tel Aviv,
Salt Galata (Istanbul), HKW (Berlin) and CPH:DOX (Copenhagen).
Kaplan is Is currently a resident student at Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains. He obtained a Bachelor of Fine Art at The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem,
and was a guest student in Hito Steyerl’s class at UDK, Berlin.
EDUCATION 2018 - BPA - Berlin Program For Artists 2013 - 2014 - Class of Hito Steyerl, UDK, Berlin, Guest Student 2008 - 2012 - BFA, Cum laude, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem 2011 - Class of Pawel Althamer, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna 2007 - Media studies, Musrara School of Photography, Jerusalem
SCREENINGS, EXHIBITIONS 2020 - Next Waves Theater, Volksbühne Roter Salon, Berlin 2020 - Sommer Contemporary Art, S3 Zurich [Solo Show] 2019 - Frames Of Representation, ICA London 2019 - First Look 2019, Museum of the Moving Image, New York 2019 - Videonale, Kunstmuseum Bonn 2019 - Lo schermo dell'arte - VISIO. Moving Images After Post-Internet, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence 2019 - 7 Minutes in Heaven, Independence Park, Tel Aviv 2019 - Berlin Program for Artists 2018 Graduate Exhibition 2018 - Forum Expanded, Berlinale Film Festival, Berlin 2018 - CPH:DOX, Copenhagen 2018 - BAFICI - Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival 2018 - Filmadrid Film Festival, Madrid 2018 - DocAviv Film Festival, Tel Aviv 2018 - Properties, Manofim Festival, Jerusalem 2017 - A Word Is A Shadow, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel 2016 - Film Programme, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf 2016 - Delirious Machines, ArtCenter South Florida, Miami 2016 - Spoiled Inferno [Solo Show], Hamidrasha - Hayarkon 19, Tel Aviv 2014 - Rencontres Internationales, Gaîté lyrique, Paris 2014 - Video Vortex 10, Salt Galata, Istanbul 2014 - Die Nächste Generation, Folkwang Museum, Essen 2013 - Autonomy & Anatomy Of The Moving Image Symposium, Jerusalem Film Festival 2012 - Other Lives, Bloomfield Science Museum, Jerusalem
TEACHING 2017 - Department of Fine Art, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem - Room of Rhythms, Week-long Workshop
RESIDENCIES & AWARDS 2021 - Goethe Institut, Villa Kamogawa Residency Program, Kyoto, Japan (Confirmed May - Aug 2021) 2018 - Berlin Program for Artists 2018 - German Films & AG Kurzfilm Support Grant 2016 - Artis Project Grant 2016 - Ostrovsky Family Fund Grant 2015 - The Israeli Video Art and Experimental Cinema Award - 2015 - Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency Program , Florida 2014 - casArte Residency Program, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain 2012 - Ehud Elhanany Excellence Award, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem
Production : Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains