(30.4-03.5.2012, See Inside, Internet)


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Two photography students at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem launch an international photographic art dialog through facebook entitled “Interspace”

Jenna Hanson and Gali Blay, both photography students at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, have embarked on an international facebook project with the hopes of generating a dialog with photographers and artists throughout the world – all through photographic art.

“Interspace reflects our desire to cooperate with artists and photographers beyond our borders, and to use today's technology in order to cross boundaries which were not accessible in the past,” said the students, who are also the curators of the project.

“Over the next month and a half, we will build the common space using participants' images, and on April 30, the Interspace will open for a four-day correspondence marathon, during which an image-based dialogue will develop between participants,” said Hanson and Blay.

During the marathon, a "situation room" will be established in the gallery in the Photography Department at Bezalel Academy, which will run and display the results of the correspondence in the gallery and on the web.

According to Miki Kratsman, head of the department, this is a way for us to connect with the world outside Bezalel and Israel and to hold discussions around art and photography that can involve anyone interested in these topics – and facebook is the perfect platform to hold such a dialog.

“Bezalel aims to develop talent and creativity that are on a world-class level and we can only do this by interacting with people outside our borders,” he said. “This is one of those projects that can begin a dialog between different cultures, races, religions and people in general. We are opening ourselves up to other ideas and we welcome the thoughts and feelings that develop out of a piece of art.”

Bezalel’s photographers and artists hope to meet other photographers and artists in the Interspace, and to receive images that individuals would like to raise for discussion. Images don’t have to be purely photographic. Any artistic images are welcome.

Please send all images in low resolution to photointerspace@gmail.com and 

Media Coverage

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