Dani Gal’s sound, film and slide installations manipulate the original narrative logic and address the difference between the “truth” of collective memory conveyed by media and subjective feelings. Many of Gal’s performances and elaborately produced films are based on the re-enactment of a political events by professional actors, like the film “Nacht und Nebel“ shown at the 54th Biennale in Venice. Dani Gal’s specific way of dealing with oral narration is also reflected in his collection of long-playing records with historical speeches of the most various politicians and radio broadcasts now comprising more than 500 records. Not seldom combined with the propaganda of dictatorial regimes, these kinds of records were a popular medium up until the 1980s for disseminating political and historical contents.
Dani Gal (IL 1975) participated in documenta 14 (2017) and in the Venice and Istanbul Biennales (both in 2011). His works and films have been shown at renowned museums including solo exhibitions at the Jewish Museum New York; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zürich; the Turku Museum Finnland and participations at exhibitions such as at Kunsthalle Wien or the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco. Dani Gal has participated in exhibitions at, among others, Kunsthalle Schirn Frankfurt, the Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, Kunstverein Hamburg or Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. His works are part of museum collections such as Migros Museum Zurich, Vuitton Collection Paris, Kunsthalle Bremen or the Art Collection of the Federal Estate of Germany.
Three Works For Piano, 2020
HD video, colour, sound