eden ofrat
Paper Tiger. 2007. A Video Projection.
04:35 Minutes Loop.

The work opens as a nature documentary movie, in which a Cheetah is seen during a hunt. As the hunt proceeds towards its inevitable end, the video is gradually slowing down, losing its saturation, until a complete freeze on the final frame where the deer completely surrenders. the image begins to change and darkens, as though closing in around the Cheetah, while the animal is undergoing a metamorphosis to become an Origami paper-tiger. A pair of hands appears in the frame, holding the paper-tiger and unfolding it to a flat piece of paper. When only the creases of the paper record the Cheetah, the hands push-pin it on to the wall.

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