Roee Rosen | The Dust Channel


Preview 20 September 2017 h 6.30 pm
21 September 2017 - 4 November 2017

Riccardo Crespi gallery is proud to present the third solo exhibition by the Israeli artist Roee Rosen in the gallery.
Roee Rosen has created a whole world of painting, writing and video that challenges representational standards and conventions through fictionalization and irony, mixing references to European and Jewish history, as well as mythical elements, with politics, erotics, mass media and children’s books.
Taking the move from the same fictional character featured in his last exhibition at the Riccardo Crespi gallery, Maxim Komar-Myshkin, the artist will present his latest film The Dust Channel, following its recent popular and critical success in Documenta 14 in Kassel.
The film is an operetta with a Russian libretto set in the domestic environment of a bourgeois Israeli couple, whose fear of dirt in their home connotes xenophobia. The couple’s erotic obsession with their vacuum cleaner, a Dyson DC07, leads both to the home appliance’s actual history - exploring Dyson’s ingenious design and his xenophobic statement - and to the Holot detention centre, where political refugees are held long-term and unrecognized by the State in the Israeli desert.
The exhibition will also feature Screen Saver, a video loop prepared on the set of The Dust Channel, featuring 6 iRobot cleaners as its protagonists, as well as Rosen’s preparatory drawings and storyboards.
The Dust Channel will receive its Italian cinematic premiere at the tenth edition of Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival in Florence from 15th to 19th November 2017.