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"The New Terrorism", 2006
video / audio Installation
11min 27sec

The "The new terrorism" is an educational kit for American schools from the
1970’s. It consists of a strip of photo slides, a one-sided record, a booklet and
a game. Using examples of current affairs at the time, the kit was used to
teach high school kids about the threat of terrorism.

In my work I recorded the film strip with a video recorder and slowed the
footage so the slide show would match the exact length of the album.
When played simultaneously the two resources do not synchronise. This
de-synchronisation interrupts and suspends the viewer’s reading of the
footage. The meaning of the document escapes its original educational-
and sensational-intention and the process of creating certain historical
narratives becomes evident.

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Dani Gal

1975 born in Jerusalem, Israel

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany


2005 Cooper Union for the Advancment of Science and Art,
New York City, USA
2000 – 2005 Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule,
Frankfurt/Main, DE (Prof. Ayse Erkmen)
1998 – 2000 Bezalel Academy for Art and Design, Jerusalem, IL
1997 – 1998 Avni Institute, Tel Aviv, IL


Awards/ Residencies

2008 Villa Romana Kunstpreis / Fellowship, Florence, IT

2007Arbeitsstipendium Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn, DE
Künstlerhaus Worpswede, Residency, Worpswede, DE

2003Preis der Allgemeine Hypotheken Bank Rein Boden, DE


s= solo show g=group show co= collaboration p= performance

Exhibitions and Projects

2008 Walking On Thin Ice, Artnews Projects, Berlin, DE (g)
L’éducation sentimentale, Freymond-Guth & Co., Fine Arts, Zurich, CH (g)
Voiceoverhead, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, NL (g)
Freisteller, Villa Romana Preisträger 2008, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, DE (g)
Villa Romana, Florence, IT (s)
Rubble Rouser, Berlin, DE (g)

2007 The Lost Moment Kunstfabrik, Berlin, DE (g)
La Battaglia, Freymond-Guth & Co. Fine Arts, Zürich, CH (s)
Port de Suisse, with Freymond-Guth & Co, Zürich, Villa Lautengarten Basel, CH (g)
Role Model, The John Institute, Zürich, CH (g)
Space of communication, Portikus Frankfurt/Main, DE (g)
Voiceoverhead, INSA Art Space, Korea, (s)
The film as a page of victor hugo rewritten in the style of nerval, JET, Berlin, DE (g)

2006 If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller Freymond-Guth & Co. Fine Arts Zürich, CH (g)
Cooling out Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg, D (g)
Cooling out Lewis Glucksman Gallery Cork, I (g)
Cooling out Kunsthaus Baselland, CH (g)
TV as a Fireplace Kunsthalle Wien, Ursula Blicke videolounge, Wien, A (g)
The déjá vu of Avner Kaufmann B-books Berlin, D (sc)
blows into is all right Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien, A (g)

2005 Transmitted fictions in collaboration with Achim Lengerer, Ausland, Berlin, D (p)
No big deal Kunstverein Gelsenkirchen, D (g)
bits and pieces T-Online, Darmstadt, D (s)

2004 Let my vinyl lick your finger in collaboration with Shannon Bool,
Pavillion am Main, D (co)
Ripples Hafen 2 in collaboration with Nora Schulz Offenbach am Main, D (co)
Hold up The Or Gallery Vancouver B.C. CA (s)
Hier und jetzt Anita Beckers Gallery, Frankfurt am Main, D (g)
heute Wiesbaden Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst + installation in Wiesbaden
museum, D (g)

2003 Blaupausen group exhibition in NASPA Bank Wiesbaden, D (g)

2001 Actual Size, Don’t Miss Frankfurt am Main, D (s)
Strange attitudes Anita Beckers Gallery, Frankfurt am Main, D (g)


2004 Unsichtbares Interntional media art award-prize nominee.
Work presentation on SWRand ARTE channels

2003 BACKUP Festival for new media, Weimar, D
IN OUT Festival for digital image, Prague, CZ


Hortense Pisano, Bomben, Sexbomben überhaupt taz vom 19.9.2006
Christoph Schütte UFOs und Pril - Blumen. FAZ, 3 April 2004.
Dietmar Schwärtzler, Springerin heft 3, 2006, p. 68-69
Rachel Mader, Erregung auf Abruf, WOZ Die Wochenzeitung, 14.9.1006
Mark Soo, Criminal, Going solo, The OR Gallery, Vancouver, CA. p. 39-41


Dani Gal

Jean-Claude Freymond-Guth
Langstrasse 84, Postfach 2708
CH-8021 Zurich

+41 (0)44 240 0481


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