Rachid (from the Safe and Sound Poster Series) is a single-channel video portrait. Inspired by the screen tests of Andy Warhol, here, the camera challenges the protagonist with flickering strobe and tinted red and blue lights. But in contrast, the man portrayed is not a publicly known figure. The only hint to whom he might be is his name in the title’s work, suggesting his ethnic roots. The sound follows the image: the soundtrack starts with an alarming police siren and grows to become a techno track. The video is screened on retro-reflective fabric, creating a rebound: the strobe lights that hit the man on the screen bounce back at the viewer.
HD single-channel color video, 3:02 min in loop
70x125 cm vertical projection on reflective fabric
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Camera: Vlad Margulis
Editing: Daphna Keenan
Sound: Harel Schreiber (Mule driver)