Uriel Orlow utilized his residency to conduct research on the history of the Deir Yassin massacre, the current state of the Kfar Shaul mental hospical, and develop connections with potential collaborators and partners for his project, Unmade Film. Unmade Film takes the form of an impossible film, fragmented into its constituent parts that emerge over a period of research and production, pointing to the structure of a film but never fully becoming one.
Uriel Orlow is an artist, educator and sometime writer born in Zurich and based in London, where he is also senior research fellow at the University of Westminster. Orlow’s work explores the spatial and imaginary conditions of history and memory, focusing on blind spots of representation and forms of haunting. Taking specific locations and events as starting points, Orlow brings different image-regimes and narrative modes into correspondence andcreates modular bodies of work using video, sound, photography, performance, drawing and text. Uriel Orlow is known for his modular, multi-media installations that take specific locations and events as starting points and bring different image-regimes and narrative modes into correspondence. In his work Orlow explores the spatial and pictorial conditions of history and memory, focusing on blind spots of representation and forms of haunting.
Orlow’s work has been exhibited internationally including: The Deep of the Modern, Manifesta 9; Chewing the Scenery Swiss off-site Pavilion 54th Venice Biennale; Essays in Geopoetics, 8th Mercosul Biennial; Farewell to Postcolonialism, 3rd Guangzhou Triennial; as well as group exhibitions and screenings at Tate Modern, Argos Brussels, Kunsthalle Budapest, Oberhausen Short Film Festival, South African National Gallery Cape Town, Extra-City Antwerp, Bétonsalon Paris, CIC Cairo, Centre D’Art Contemporain Geneva, Gasworks, ICA and Whitechapel Gallery, London. Solo exhibitions in 2012 include Oslo Kunstforening, Prefix ICA Toronto, Saint Gervais Geneva, ACAF Alexandria and Kunsthaus Centre PasquArt Biel.