Hamidrasha Gallery

“Saddle Point” is a joint installation by Itamar Stamler and Inbar Hagai. It consists of an inflatable and elevated sculptural environment – a stage, an experimental facility, or a playground – out of which protrudes two special seats for watching two VR pieces, one by each of the artists. Hagai created a revolving stage to protect her piece “Cecum,” while Stamler built a saddle chair to watch his work “Ransom.”

The works create two parallel layers of experience, two experiences of the journey (one vertical and one horizontal). The viewer’s body and the physical dimension assume meaning and challenge the virtual experience. Stamler and Hagai’s works move through the realms of dream, introducing the viewers to violence and catastrophe, fantasy, passion, and toxic masculinity and exploring the relationship between the human body and the virtual space. Instead of relying on the technological spectacle, the artists use VR to create a poetic experience emphasizing movement, occurrence, and rhythm, no less than the content.

©Itamar Stamler
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