Spektakulativ Pictures was created by Lior Shamriz for the production of their films.
Born in 1978 in Ashkelon on the East Mediterranean (Israel). At 18, skipping the army, moved to Tel Aviv; spent a decade in Berlin and now live in California. Through their cinema, multi-screens installation, music and participatory performance they explore and question ideas about society, being and the body (as the “I-Object”). Their films create essayistic narrations that utilize cinema as performance and the cinematic languages as a process of reflexive documentation.
Their work was shown at numerous festivals including Berlinale (2013,14,15), Locarno, Sarajevo, MoMA’s ND/NF, BAFICI, Frameline, MixNYC, Torino and venues such as Washington DC National Gallery, Walker Art Center, Lincoln Center New York. They are the winner of multiple awards including awards in Oberhausen (2013,14,15). They were nominated to the Max Ophuels Prize, shortlisted to Germany National Gallery Prize for Young Art Film. Their work had retrospectives at the Thessaloniki Intl FF, Berlin Israel Film Festival and Ars independent Katowice. Artist residencies at Taipei Artist Village, Seoul Museum of Arts Nanji, Geumcheon Seoul Art Space and PAM Residencies Los Angeles (2014) where they co-curated from 2017-8.
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